With his genre-defying style and silky-smooth vocals, it is no wonder that Max Drazen has been described as “the kind of musician you want to keep on repeat,” per People, or “a promising songwriter with sky-high limits,” per EARMILK. Over the summer, the pop-R&B singer dropped his Someday EP, which included four tracks that expertly flaunted the romance and heartache he is known for channeling into his music. Tracks like “Five Three” and “Swoop” were clear fan-favorites, with the latter reaching near one million streams on Spotify alone. As he continues to turn heads with his “sleek pop gems,” as the press claim, Max gives us the emotional “Love and War.”
On “Love and War,” Max has a hard time processing a breakup. Over ominous strings and dramatic R&B beats, he explains his possessive feelings and angry thoughts. He sings, “Think about you way too much / I don’t want you with nobody / Unless I’m that somebody / I don’t want you with no one” and “It’s hard to watch it all fall apart into pieces / This ain’t what I thought that I wanted or needed / Girl, I went to war and I fought all your demons / I’m done,” his voice easily adapting to the hurt and pain underneath. Max’s vocals can pack a punch when they need to or lightly float along with the melody, adding to the dynamics of the track. You can check it out below.
With “Love and War,” Max receives his first credit as a producer. On social media, he posted the production credit for the track, which showed his name next to that of fellow artist and producer Rence. Along with the photo, Max shared,
“This is very special to me. Been a goal of mine for a long time to produce my own songs, and this is hopefully the first of many.”
You can listen to “Love and War” on platforms like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music.