MAX Reveals A Fan Broke Into His Hotel Room the Last Time He Visited Manila  

A fan invites MAX to a party the shocking way!

Today’s rising international popstar, Max Schneider, simply known as MAX, discloses his most unforgettable encounter with a fan that occurred during his last stay in Manila.

It was when a fan sneaked into his hotel room and left a message on his mirror, offering the singer a party and some free drinks. 

During the press conference of MAX: Live in Manila on Friday, April 5, 2024 at TGI Fridays, U.P Town Center by Ayala Malls, MAX remembered feeling startled at that moment.

Hesitantly, he aired, “I don’t know if I should tell the story… I feel like I have to tell the story.

“The last time I was in the Philippines, a fan broke into my hotel room… like, I walked in my room and there was, on my mirror, it said, ‘Hey, Max! If you want to see how we party in the Philippines, come to the fourth floor lobby. First drink on us.’ 

“And I was like, ‘Oh my God, am I gonna die?’ But I didn’t get burnt, obviously.”

Eventually, MAX was understanding of the stan behavior. He figured out the whole story and wrapped up the experience on a good note. 

He continued, “I found out that it was someone who worked at the hotel and they were a big fan, and the manager actually said that [it] was a cool thing to do. So it’s really more on the manager. 

“But it was a memorable experience, and honestly, I knew it came from a good place, and it just goes to show the Filipino fans are passionate, and I love that passion. So, I appreciate it, and I’m glad I’m not dead.”

Moving past what’s a funny memory to MAX now, the singer proceeds to adore his Filipino fans. 

And his message to them was, “I love you. Salamat. Thank you so much for listening and I can’t wait to just give everybody a hug if I can while we’re here.”

Aided by the works of Warner Music Philippines, MAX treated Manila to a three-night mini showcase for free from April 5 to April 7.

MAX feels at home in the Philippines

The “Stupid in Love” and “It’s You” singer described Manila as “passionate,” “delicious,” and “very hot.”

But the one factor that made him feel like he fit well was the common trait he has with the average physical trait of Filipinos. 

MAX Schneider

He proudly said, “I think for a long time, I feel very at home. 

“I’m a short king. I celebrate it very often. I feel like there’s a lot of short kings and queens from the Philippines. I’m so happy. 

“I think that was something I was very insecure about for a lot of my life.”

However, MAX pointed out that these insecurities can be an asset. He advised aspiring musicians to embrace their imperfections or turn it into a weapon.

The singer encouraged, “I think that, the more of the things that you’re insecure about, sometimes these are your superpowers. 

“So, I’d say to people out there that are listening, the things that you may be insecure about are maybe the things that are going to set you apart from everybody else…

“Accept and love yourself. I’m not gonna grow 10 inches so, why be, you know… I’m not going to wear platforms every day. I could, that’d be cool. I’d still do it, but I just think that it’s important to accept yourself. So, the sooner you do, the more you’ll thrive.”

MAX showered the country with sweet appreciation, from praising the Filipino crowd’s singing, to promising coming back with a bigger setup. He also hailed the food he tried in the country such as Sinigang, Chicken Adobo, and Sisig.

Love in Stereo, collaborating with Filipino artists, and more music

MAX entered the music scene in 2008, taking rounds in broadway, musical films, songwriting, and overall, performing. 

As his heart beats for music, the multiplatinum singer never ceases to flourish in his job. 

His latest album “Love in Stereo” is a receipt of his eminence.

For MAX does not just make music to make music, but to tell a message people can resonate with. 

The singer shared the story behind the album, “The title of the album always comes last and I’m always trying to figure out what encapsulates it. 

To simplify his creative process, the music he puts out is laced with love. 

MAX explained, “’Love in Stereo…’ I think I realized between the birth of my first daughter, I just had my eighth wedding anniversary this week, and just feeling love from the beginning.

“And love, how it evolves and really staying loyal to someone and true to someone, and just all of those mixtures of love, I think that’s what the album really was inspired by.”

Five out of the twelve songs in Love in Stereo are collaborations: ”Stupid in Love” featuring Le Sserafim’s Huh Yunjin, “It’s You” featuring Keshi, “Say Less” with Duckwrth, “Strings” with JVKE and Bazzi, then “Butterflies” with Ali Gatie. 

Clearly, the pop singer is huge on collaborations, so is there a chance he would work with Filipino artists? 

MAX answers, “I met Lola Amour this morning and it was wonderful, yes, very cool. I think I’m meeting SB19 in the next few days, so that’ll be very cool. 

“I’m excited to see just how we connect and many other artists, so who knows. For me, any collaboration comes from just naturally connecting… I would love to.”

On Sunday, April 7, 2024, MAX performed a duet of his hit song “Stupid in Love” with Kapamilya star Alexa Ilacad on “ASAP Natin ‘To.”

For future plans, MAX maintains his focus in making more songs. 

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PHOTO Pamela Torres

After his visit in Manila, MAX is set to work on the deluxe version of the album, and he is definitely going to keep teaming with more artists.  

Inspired, he said, “I’m going home right after the Philippines and I’m working on my deluxe album for this album.

“And I’ve been co-writing and co-producing for a lot of other artists right now so a lot of cool stuff is coming out.”

Text Pamela Torres
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