ABOUT


MAX BEREND


ARTIST | BACKGROUND



«All people want to be seen and heard», says Max Berend. This is the leitmotif for his upcoming EP «She, the Sea». An EP that mirrors his most intimate pain and offers a room for feelings, which rarely receive room within society. He discovered how often he was searching for people or places to belong. However, he never found this feeling of belonging because there was no empowerment to participate and the barriers within society – and especially himself – were too strong.

Barriers that disabled him to be himself. He wrote down his discoveries in five songs and found in his country of origin, the Netherlands, two producers to help him translating his realizations musically and develop his sound from his debut-album «Red Little Paper Kite». They created five evocative, contrasting but still light indie folk-pop songs. His music captures his inner world with warm guitar sounds, dreamy synths, a cold melodious piano, a raw sandy voice and honest pictorial lines about life.

Sometimes he shares his inner world in a soft and easy manner, sometimes rough and brutally direct. But always in a stirring way to feel comfortable with. A world, which sometimes also can act like a mirror for the listener. He wants to inspire by taking a hard look at himself and opening up musically and personally – so accessibility becomes a normality.

In solo, duo, trio or in band formation, with Max Berend you receive an artist that adapts to the local conditions. As a storyteller and busker, he aims to touch and entertain his audience with his musical stories, whether it is one person or a crowd in front of him. His performance feels like he is talking from the bottom of his heart directly with you.