JESSE MAXWELL RELEASES NEW PROJECT HELLION
Toronto, ON – May 7, 2021 – Today, multitalented Toronto-based artist, Jesse Maxwell, releases his newest project, Hellion. The EP was produced by himself and co-producer, Andrés Alzate – who we first saw on Maxwell’s debut album, Radio Silence. Hellion sees Maxwell experimenting with various soundscapes and moods, allowing listeners to lose themselves in the six-track collection, building upon his talents debuted on Radio Silence, and highlights all that Maxwell is capable of.
Jesse shares, "This EP is a door open into my world of music creation. Myself, salong with Andrés Alzate (co-producer), crafted every moment of this project from conception to creation to the finish touches. This EP was recorded in our rooms, mostly alone, and with the intent for an intimate listening experience and a sense of connection for the listener, as if they are in the room with us."
The song writing approach on Hellion is similar to that of his debut album, Radio Silence – a project that first showcased Maxwell’s ability to connect with people on a personal level through his song writing. Being classically trained and having a natural poetic talent with writing lyrics, Maxwell offers an ambient and captivating collection of music that effortlessly pulls the listener in for more. Whether it’s the smooth and sultry harmonies in Smoke & Mirrors, the introspective lyrics in Undone, or the subtle bouncy groove in One Time, Hellion is a testament to Maxwell’s versatility as a songwriter and producer. On this project, Maxwell is responsible for all the song writing, piano instrumentals, lead vocals, sound design and mixing/mastering the tracks – a true accomplishment and step forward in his career.
Each track gives listeners a new theme: Undone explores Maxwell’s inner struggles about coming to terms with parts of yourself you have yet to love and accept, for him it was sexuality. I’ll Make You dives into the topic of materialism and the superficiality of using something like high end brands to attract someone’s love and attention. Then the closing track, Evergreen is an uplifting song to close out the EP as it explores the theme of unconditional love between two people and is truly a song listener can feel in their souls. Listeners will have to jump into the rest of the EP themselves to explore the focuses of Smoke & Mirrors, Stand Still and One Time and continue to fall in love with Maxwell’s varied musical talents.
JeA deep and lyrical storyteller, distinctive in his own brand of Pop, Alternative R&B and Soul, Jesse Maxwell, has morphed into a prolific singer/songwriter/producer of his own making. Maxwell started releasing music in 2019, with his debut album, Radio Silence, released in May of 2020 on Trans Phatt Records. Radio Silence is a unique, genre-bending eclectic collection of nine songs, that has garnered early interest on SiriusXM and racked up over 200,000 Spotify streams. Listeners fell in love with Maxwell’s individuality and fresh take on Pop and Alternative R&B.