MAX, WALK THE MOON, lovelytheband Talk New Music at Firefly 2019

Firefly Music Festival is an annual experience each June in Dover, Delaware. The "East Coast Coachella", as it's been called, offers festival goers a full lineup of artists from pop to rock and hip-hop to EDM and everything in between over 8 stages. One of the most exciting things for me has been to hear the artists debut new songs at their Firefly sets.

I spoke with a number of the Firefly Music Festival 2019 performers and they were gracious enough to offer up all of the goods on their new projects, the inspiration behind some of their biggest hits and even some surprising insights into what makes them tick as artists.

I sat down with MAX for an incredible conversation on his career, his high energy live show and so much more. We discussed his brand new single, Love Me Less (featuring Quinn XCII), his experience working with Madonna for a Dolce & Gabbana fashion campaign and his upcoming album. He shares a hysterical story about the media headline asking "Who is Madonna's New Fetus Boyfriend" the day after their fashion shoot in the streets of New York, that you have to hear to believe.

WALK THE MOON debuted their brand new single, Eat Your Heart Out, in conjunction with their Firefly performance. In our conversation, Nicholas Petrrica explains that they had written the song long before its release. "Internally, we're famous for writing lots and lots of songs for records...We've had that song in the vault for a long time and sometimes it doesn't feel right...It doesn't make sense with other songs. Finally, we're just like, we love the song so much, we need to record it and put it out." Petrrica hints that it might just be included in a forthcoming album.

lovelytheband discussed their new single, maybe i'm afraid, which has given new meaning to the song with the release of the music video. "We partnered with Beyond I Do for the music video. We did the video as our way to support the LGBTQ community. Fans have taken to that song with a new perspective. It's pretty cool".

You can listen to the full interviews with MAX, WALK THE MOON, lovelytheband, SHAED, Max Frost and Adam Kahati on the new episode of Pop Culture Weekly titled, Firefly Music Festival 2019 Part 1.

We've got all of your Firefly Music Festival 2019 coverage including interviews with your favorite Firefly performers, behind the scenes goodies, and so much more at our Firefly Music Festival hub.

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