Touring can often be a stressful and lonely road, but eclectic pop sensation Max Frost isn't letting the pressure get to him. Previously crossing genre lines with his songs "White Lies" and "Adderall," the 25-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist took a step back from his successes and focused on finding his true self. After moving from Austin to Los Angeles, the young writer and performer began creating music that felt more like him. These works are ultimately comprised within Frost's debut album Gold Rush, which was released on Oct. 5th of this year and includes his breakout single "Good Morning."
Performing almost every night to 20,000 people before alternative superstars Twenty One Pilots take the stage, Frost feels more thankful than under tension. Just getting started on the 27-date tour, the young performer delivers a unique and dynamic live performance every night, even as a solo act. Though Frost makes himself comfortable on the stage, here are a few glimpses of him out of the limelight – get to know the young artist before he hits your city.
I came into this tour with eyes wide open. It was beyond imagination that I'd be on a tour this big and I'm nothing but honored to be here. This was one of the first shows that coincidentally was actually a green green room haha.
I do a one man show, and it's A LOT of gear. I've got some help with set up, but the functionality of everything is on my shoulders, so I stay very busy. You'll typically catch me looking like a crew member somewhere, fixing something, tweaking something, or double checking that we are ready for showtime.
Tour can get stressful. There's a lot of pressure to deliver. I like to keep people, like Austin (my tour manager), with me who get the job done but also don't get overwhelmed and keep a good attitude. If you're not able to laugh sometimes, you're not taking it all in.
These have been the biggest crowds I've ever played to. It's been a nightly rush of adrenalin. It's been like living in a dream.
On recent advice, I've been trying to see things from the perspective of the crowd these days. I meditate and focus my mind on what they're seeing and feeling. It makes my mind clearer when I perform.
We took a trip to City Museum in Saint Louis which was great cause I rarely get to experience things in the cities I go to other than the inside of the venue. This mirror room was a trip.
This was City Museum again right before we got kicked out for taking photos haha.
You can always find me warming up in that amazing shower reverb.
Been singing my heart out to these people and feeling them respond. I owe an eternal thanks to Twenty One Pilots for having me out.
The quiet before the storm. Always an eerie feeling to be in a still arena that's about to be full of 20,000 screaming fans. It's amazing.
Always find a place to play a game and get your mind off things. Pinball especially.
You might be able to see me in this photo because of how well my pants blend me into the wall.
The sold out tour continues, so be sure to follow Frost's Instagram for more updates on this amazing journey.