Max Prosa has a new album and the title could hardly be more appropriate: The Berlin singer-songwriter sends us “Greetings from the flood” and seems to mean directly this turbulent time, the 2020 not only for us as a society, but also for him as a musician represents. Nevertheless, the musician was not satisfied with writing a commentary on these crazy, eventful months, but went in search of things that radiate beauty and delight despite everything.
With the words "Man does not live on bread alone" begins Max prose with the title track of this sixth studio album. With this, he proves his love for proverbs and idioms from the very first second. Only rarely can Max Prose refrain from modeling winged words in new images. As usual, he dances from one pun to the next to the powerful guitar. For example with “Thunderbolt”. It is a quiet piano number that sings of how people are torn from their daily routine. It seems like a small forecast of the pandemic.
The basic mood of “Greetings from the flood” is light and still manages to formulate a certain seriousness. There are melancholy, honest pieces like "From angel to angel"which was created primarily through the crowdfunding on which the record is based. A fan asked for a song to come to terms with the death of his mother. This is how the piano piece came about. Still other songs sway in the upbeat to wonderful summer fantasies in time.
Ease at home: Max Prose - “Queen of Riddles”
At some points Max Prosa ventured into newer realms and deviated a little from its rustic charm in the production. “Kiss me” has an opulent refrain that is in stark contrast to the reduced verse. The glockenspiel also seems to have made a special show in isolation. It even found its way into the lyrical texts of the Berliner and also seems to play an important role for the sung “Queen of Riddles”. Still, hat and acoustic guitar stay on too "Greetings from the flood" the clear protagonists in prose's music - and let's be honest, anything else would have surprised us.
By the way: did you know that Max Prosa once stole a pumpkin? in the Podcast “Wake Up People”The singer / songwriter not only talked about his sins, but also about his idols with TV Noir.