MEET MAX LAIN
Max Lain is an emerging original songwriting artist. From his early life in Australia’s Remote Top End enjoying waterfalls and bush tracks - to training for a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts in Dance and achieving an Advanced Diploma of Music at WAAPA, Max Lain has led a different life to most urban pop stars.
Now living in Perth, Max is expanding his natural style of writing, which primarily consists of piano ballads and alternative pop. Although, is moving into Electronic, Pop, Rock and Folk styles. Max loves to collaborate with fellow independent artists around Perth and beyond. Working with Darwin’s Skinnyfish Music, he has also attracted the attention of Sony Music Publishing Australia. Max’s debut EP will be released this late Spring with his first single from, That One Room out now and another single to be released in the lead up. Max is eager to continue to develop his range in writing and musicality, so please feel free to contact Max for collaborations, commissions or a general inquiry (or just a chat!).
As a composer, Max writes songs about all the things a 20-something year old would. Looking at the world through a queer lens, he writes from that perspective about the world he sees. While going through the same ups and downs as everyone else, Max brings his own love stories and tragedies to life through his songs.
Max’s vocals meet his songwriting with a soft, smooth quality… (until he begins singing about his exes!). He takes those small moments in life that usually go unnoticed and turns them into sonic imagery that imprint on the listener’s mind and linger due to carefully sewn lyrics.
My little heart, resting in my hands after the ordeal of belonging to me. I hand it out far too often. I am the opposite of guarded and there are no walls around my emotions. If I was to change, I won’t build walls. I’ll build a home with a door and a bell so that I keep that openness that makes me me, without risking my little heart anymore.
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Inspired by Max’s first relationship and it’s ‘on again, off again’ nature, Patterns reflects on all the forms taken by the ties we make. “While we know how to paint with all the colours of the rainbow, the patterns we repeat when it comes to who we pick, how we interact with them and how we let them treat us, run deep below the surface.”
“Max’s songwriting and performance skills are truly indicative of the person he is. His songs and storytelling speak of his own experiences and are conveyed together with his unique vocal style, melodic structure and musicality.” - Vinnie Crea, Co-ordinator Music Artist Course