Los Angeles’ own Maxo returns to share a new single “48” featuring Pink Siifu, today. The new single was produced by Madlib and marks the first solo release from Maxo since his stand out 2019 debut album, Lil Big Man. “48” arrives with a video that opens with an eerie and harrowing visual teasing an unreleased tune, pursued by the grounding, promising video for the single featuring Pink Siifu along with Maxo’s relatives surrounding him. The fascinating black and white visuals was directed by Vincent Haycock and recorded on the streets of Los Angeles. “48” ushers in a new era for Maxo and is the first taste of his forthcoming sophomore album, Even God Has A Sense Of Humor, which is coming soon via Def Jam Recordings.
Outside of partnerships with the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, The Alchemist, Navy Blue, and Pink Siifu since the release of LIL BIG MAN, Maxo spent the time concentrating on making a body of work that feels wholly new, but would stand the test of time. A reflective and deliberate artist, Maxo’s writing approach has always been embedded in imagery, observation, and seizing moments. Growing up in Southern California, Maxo spent a lot of time combing through old family photo albums, some of whose contents have become the artwork for prior releases. But his passion for visual keepsakes is negligibly about sentimentality or remembering, and more about researching ideas of transition, healing, and processes. If the “48” music video is any indication, EGHASOH is set to begin a new cycle for the artist and promises an impressive evolution from Maxo’s previous unornamented lo-fi releases.
Check out “48” featuring Pink Siifu above and stay tuned for more on Maxo and Even God Has A Sense of Humor coming very soon.