The action-packed, crazy music video for Max’s latest single, Wasabi, realizes his ridiculous vision of a visual that combines Austin Powers with Kill Bill. Oh, and he casts none other than his wife Emily Schneider as the villain in the video while Alyson Stoner plays the hero.
The film shows Max’s wife storming into an abandoned warehouse while wearing a lime green Seventies hero garb, fighting off guards and ninjas in an effort to release Max from Stoner’s control after Stoner almost forces-feeds him wasabi. (Obviously fitting torture.)
Wasabi: “Baby, you got that body/That little extra something,” Within the chorus, Max sings. Take my shirt off; I’m sweating through it.
After Emily defeats the bad guys, she and Max share a tender kiss.
When we were writing Wasabi, I knew right on that I wanted the visual to be Kill Bill or Austin Powers-inspired, he tells Rolling Stone. Since my wife is an absolute badass, I was certain that she could pull it off and steal the show in the film.
Max claims that in order to learn all the action, his wife had to undergo fight training for nearly a month straight. It was over the moment I learned that my friend Alyson Stoner had agreed to play our ideal villain, he claims. I sincerely hope that everyone enjoys this. Together as a team, we had the best experience completing it.
Following the release of his song Gucci Bag, Max released his new tune Wasabi. He plans to release an album later this year as a follow-up to 2020s Colour Vision, which included songs like There Is a God and Blueberry Eyes featuring BTS Suga. Along with Sara Kays and Vincint, he will also be on tour.
Dates of Max’s North American tour:
Santa Ana, California, at Observatory OC, 10/17
Ace of Spades, Sacramento, California, 10/19
Portland, OR, October 21 at Crystal Ballroom
Seattle, WA on October 22 at The Showbox
Vancouver, BC, October 23, Hollywood Theatre
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 27 at House of Blues
28.10. Los Angeles, California, The Wiltern
San Francisco, CA on October 29 at The Fillmore
Phoenix, AZ on November 1 at Crescent Ballroom
Albuquerque, New Mexico, at El Rey Theatre, 11/2
11/4 The Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah
Denver, Colorado, at Summit Denver, 11/5
Dallas, Texas, November 8 at The Echo Lounge and Music Hall
Austin, Texas, November 9, Empire Garage and Control Room
Houston, Texas, at the House of Blues, 11/10
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at Revolution Live, 11/15
Orlando, Florida, at The Plaza Live, 11/17
19 November Tampa, Florida, The Orpheum
11/20 Wonderfront Music Festival in San Diego, California
November 25th, New York, NY, Irving Plaza
26 November, Irving Plaza, New York
11/27 Boston, Massachusetts @Royale
Charlotte, NC, November 29 at The Underground
Cleveland, Ohio, 12/2 @ House of Blues
Nashville, Tennessee, 12/5 @Brooklyn Bowl
Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 12/7
12/8 Elevation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Detroit, MI on December 9 at Saint Andrews Hall
12/11 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL
12/12 Delmar Hall, St. Louis, Mo.
* Assistance from Sara Kays and VINCINT