This fall, Kevin Max will release his highly anticipated album The Imposter
on Northern Records.
“The title comes from some of Brennan Manning's works in which he talks about the imposter that's inside all of us - that fleshly part of us that constantly wants to be the prevalent spirit,” Max told BREATHEcast.
The album was produced by Andrew D. Prickett (The Violet Burning, Holly Nelson, and The Lassie Foundation) and Kevin Max. After relocating to Los Angeles from Nashville, Kevin Max signed with Northern Records and CAA in Beverly Hills and has been working with an impressive list of writers and producers.
“It's an interesting record because I would say at its core it's a rock n' roll record - it's more rock n' roll than anything I've ever done,” Max said.
“But as I consider myself to be kind of like an eccentric pop singer, anything that I touch tends to turn out a little bit left of either pop or rock n' roll, so I don't think you can define the record as a total rock record, but I wouldn't call it pop either; it's somewhere in between. Call it pop rock. Call it indefinable; that might even be better, I don't know.”
Part of the perspective gained in the preparation for this record included work with Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), Van Dyke Parks (Brian Wilson), Dominic Miller (Sting), Warren Cuccurullo (Missing Persons & Duran Duran), and Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran).
As one-third of dcTalk, Kevin Max has sold over 8 million records worldwide, won four Grammy Awards, and had a Top 40 pop hit with “Just Between You and Me”(Virgin), which also received significant airplay on VH1 and MTV. The Imposter, the long-awaited follow-up to his first solo album, Stereotype Be (Forefront/EMI CMG), comes on the heels of an EP that was recently made available independently called “Between the Fence and the Universe,” which marks the path from Stereotype Be to The Imposter. In addition, Kevin Max has also published two books of poetry as well as a poetry album that includes accompaniment by Adrian Belew (King Crimson). Kevin has been actively performing live, including shows with the Psychedelic Furs, The Young Dubliners, The Church, and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, as well as a recent tour of Europe and shows in South America and New Zealand.
For more information on Kevin Max, go to www.KevinMax.com