Max Frost recently stopped by Baeble HQ to make a little magic on the mic, the guitar, the piano, the drums, and the drum pad. Oh, and he fixed our broken guitar...so like, what can't he do?
If you haven't played his new single "Good Morning" first thing in the AM, then you are doing mornings all wrong. If this session doesn't convince you of that, then we don't know what will. Max begins his session with that very track, darting around the room as he performed. Yeah, our camera men were hanging on for dear life during the wild performance. Fun fact: it wasn't even a single Max was too comfortable with, originally. But after playing it live, fans quickly assured him that it's a certified banger. Oh, and Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz, of Fitz and the Tantrums) also gave his approval. Basically, Max is the Karate Kid to Fitz's Mr. Miyagi.
Really, the only thing missing from this irresistible session was a full-scale church choir...maybe next time, Max. Regardless, this one's action-packed. Following "Good Morning," Frost spent a little alone time with the piano and mic, performing "Eleven Days" and then finishing off the session on the guitar with "Die Young," filling the room with his flawlessly smoky and sometimes raspy voice. Check out the session and seriously, start your day with his newest single "Good Morning" (or, you know, this session). You won't regret it.
trying to be 100% honest as a creative person or as a musician? Like... first of all, fuck you for asking me that question. I don't like your shirt, okay? It's the first thing I have to say. " No. I don't know. I just... I felt like there was a part of me that was being too conscious in the past of trying to be cool and of trying to be, like, a synthesized version of myself, that there was truth within it, but what I would almost reject a lot of my own natural tendencies and I would reject a lot of just kind of the way that I might come across as a songwriter. Especially with the songs I'm writing, I'm just trying to... I'm just kind of saying what I mean and letting that if it works, it works. Great. And if it doesn't, it doesn't. With Good Morning as a single or as a song, generally, I was, like, I don't know if my fans are going to be into this and then when I brought it out on tour, it was like the best reaction of any song I had. So, it was like, "Oh, okay. " And I relaxed and I was like, "Okay, I think this is going to be okay. " and locations for a possible demonstration as... - You're all set now? - How about playing us a little tune on the piano before we start? Whoa Nah Nah Nah Nah Whoa Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Whoa Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Whoa Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Whoa Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Whoa Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Whoa Nah Nah Nah Nah Hello, good morning, how ya doing? I'm waking up shaking yesterday's booze, yeah Turn the TV off, it's bad news, man I'm feeling fresh like a Ziploc new man OJ with a champagne tune up Mimosa holy ghost running through ya Hell yeah, it's a new hallelujah Popping like the top off a bottle and I ain't stopping you Baby, it's a brand new day Whoa Ain't no clouds hanging over me Something doesn't feel the same Whoa The rest of my life gonna start today Good morning Nah Nah Nah Nah Good morning Nah Nah Nah Nah Good morning Nah Nah Nah Nah The rest of my life gonna start today I'm calling out the ocean, this is evolution, can I Get into another animal, the next level I'm spreading wings and I just wanna sing Ooh ooh whoo, ooh ooh whoo, yeah We're in the future, now the past can't harm me Forget about yesterday, Paul McCartney I'm feeling like a Beatle on stage And the whole wide world's gonna know my name Baby, it's a brand new day Whoa Ain't no clouds hanging over me Something doesn't feel the same Whoa The rest of my life gonna start today Good morning Nah Nah Nah Nah Good morning Nah Nah Nah Nah Good morning Nah Nah Nah Nah The rest of my life gonna start today Baby, it's a brand new day Whoa Ain't no clouds hanging over me Something doesn't feel the same Whoa The rest of my life gonna start today Good morning Nah Nah Nah Nah Good Morning kind of came about as a song that... it was almost kind of the first breakthrough moment creatively for trying to make this record, like I'd just gone from Austin to L. A. I'd just kind of decided I was hitting the reset button. I was ready to go somewhere else. And I think it was literally the first day I got...was officially back to living in L. A. , and I went over to the studio and my friend, Augie, had started this beat, and I was kind of like, "Yeah. I don't know. You think I could do something like this?" And he was like, "Yeah. Just go for it. " And I just kind of started free-styling stuff and the song came together, and not totally done. It was, like, the basic feel of it was there and I remember he kept telling me, "You got to play this for Fitz. You got to play this for Fitz. " And I was like, "Ah, Fitz isn't going like this minute. " So, I first met Fitz a couple of years ago when we were on tour. He kind of came into the role really about a year ago or a little longer than a year ago as a mentor. He's executive producing the album. He's... I guess, I kind of put it like he's a boxing coach for me. Like I'm the karate kid and he's a...what is his name? He's Mr. Miyagi. And then, I finally played it for him. He was like, "Play it again. " And I played it again. He was like, "This feels pretty great. " But then he had chord changes for it that definitely lifted it to another level and, you know, it kind of helped me restructure parts of it. I've been down Do you got the feeling right now ? Baby, it's a brand new day Whoa Ain't no clouds hanging over me Eleven more days, waiting around here in the city Thinking that I'm gonna escape this fucked up feeling I got on a flight, economy class I couldn't sleep, I listened to jazz Eleven more nights, staring at nothing on a phone screen Feeling the lag and hoping that she'd call me But somewhat surprised, You hang me to dry I came over here, Thought you were sincere But I guess that I was wrong I was getting nervous, Thought I'd finally met that person Maybe we just moved too fast 'Cause I woke up in the morning Thinking why'd you leave so fast You left without your purse And by the time I called you back You were gone I got eleven days to go But I don't got the change to change my flight home It's 5:00 o'clock in Mexico And breakfast time in Tokyo I got eleven days to go I came here for a reason But the reason's gone It's 5:00 o'clock in Mexico, yeah And breakfast time in Tokyo Eleven more days, Feeling hungover in the morning Kicking my heels Feeling I'm real retail shopping I'm walking the mall, I'm getting no chicks I'm taking a sip, I'm feeling sick from this iced coffee Eleven more nights Losing my mind, seeing city lights Wondering how the hell to get you off my mind Wondering how the hell to get you off my mind I got eleven days to go But I don't got the change to change my flight home It's 5:00 o'clock in Mexico And breakfast time in Tokyo I got eleven days to go I came here for a reason But the reason's gone It's 5:00 o'clock in Mexico And breakfast time in Tokyo Ooh, whoo, ooh I feel like I needed to reinvent myself and I don't think it'll be the last time because I just feel like I always have this feeling like I can do something better than anything I've ever proven to have done. Okay. So, this is what we're going to do. We'll start today I have a better idea. - Okay. By the way, that was really cool. - Even if I have a brief moment of satisfaction with a song, it's pretty fleeting for me. Like, I'm always like, "Yeah. I like this. I'm glad people like this but I just feel like there is something. " Let's just try, like, another version of this really quick. Just like a little bit above that or way above that. And if you're gonna let me down Personally, it was almost just like, I guess my way of putting it is like, you know, life is a story you're telling yourself and I needed the plot twist. If you're gonna let me down Let me down easy And if you're gonna let me down Let me know, let me know right now - So, you're recording it? - Yeah. - Okay. - Okay. So we've got... get a bigger screwdriver now to push those this way. keeps going up. So it's like not going to hold tune. I got a new disease I saw it on TV It's taking hold of me And I believe that I might be insane My thoughts are incomplete Up late, I don't get sleep They say it's clear to see that ADD is all there's left to blame I can't get it So you wanna die young Another legendary face Another honorary star The world will celebrate for days So you wanna die young Each little girl will know your name Like it was written on their hearts And could never be erased Every night you're terrified Of what you won't become Ooh So you wanna die young Ooh So you wanna die young Burn the night into the day Drink it in before it's gone Like it's trying to get away So you run and you run From a thing you can't escape And you can hear it catching up And it's whispering your name, your name Every night you're terrified Of what you won't become Ooh So you wanna die young Ooh So you wanna die young I just hope that people here are feeling. I hope that they feel an energy. I hope that they feel something better about themselves or something different about themselves, you know? Like, when I was a kid listening to the Beatles, listening to Yesterday, I'd never really been through a heartbreak but I felt something in that song that felt very real to me even though I was, like, four years old. I didn't really know what that... what he's singing about, but the energy is real. And I feel like the emotions are really more important than the facts with music, you know? So I hope that that comes across more than anything. And ever since you walked away Now I been getting high all day Why you gotta leave me after one mistake In a garlic haze 'Cause I been getting high all day When are you coming back to me Please please please don't blow me out (Yeah yeah yeah yeah) Hey, what's up guys? I'm Max Frost and you're watching Baeble Music. Okay. Been coughing Watching TV way too often Looking for a movie to get lost in I get like halfway and then I pause it Drinking coffee to stay awake Even though it's bitter and I hate the taste I gotta zip-lock baggy And some time to waste But it never seems to help that I miss your face