Beautiful landscape and imagery blends with Johnny Maxwell’s charm and magnetic presence in his new music video for “Numb”, a song that would get you up in your feet and get lost in the sound.
What would you do if you had the chance to perform on national television in front of a panel of judges consisting of Simon Cowell, Brittany Spears, L.A. Reid, and Demi Lovato? Most aspiring artists would crumble under the pressure, but not Johnny Maxwell. Not only did he electrify the audience, he was also voted onto the show by earning a “YES” from each and every judge.
After appearing on the show, this California native was determined to follow his dreams and continues to put his talents to use. He has been quoted as saying “I just want to show people that it’s possible to do what you want to do.” In order to follow this ideology, Maxwell continually released singles while remaining unsigned to a record label.
His latest EP Numb is his newest effort, and it appeals to a decidedly diverse audience. Fans of everyone from Nick Jonas to G Eazy to Flo Rida will dig deep into songs that ride the dynamic wave of pop and R&B inspired gems. The lead single, “Numb,” is the perfect encapsulation of that vibe. The valleys are low and spacious, and the chorus soars high like a mountain peak. It’s exactly the kind of song that makes fans of all stripes stand up and take notice of the brilliance before them.
Ironically enough, the video for “Numb” will tickle and enhance the senses with a full-fledged piece of tropical cinema that showcases Johnny in an equatorial paradise. Surrounded by lush jungles, crystal clear water, and a dazzling waterfall scene, The terrifically fit Johnny lights up the camera with his magnetic persona and radiant performances.
About shooting the video, Johnny says “I had a vivid idea of how I wanted the video to be. I teamed up with Redwall Studio and we agreed to travel to a tropical environment outside of California to capture images that would be tough to replicate. Puerto Rico was the decision and we traveled there immediately with a small plan of how to get this done. We spent each day scouting and driving around in the darkest darkest depths of Puerto Rico and taking boats to abandoned islands.”
At times frustrated and scared, their perseverance paid off as they captured beaches they had never seen before, ate food they’d never tasted, and saw sights they had only seen on TV. Johnny continues; “The ‘Numb’ video is as authentic as it gets. We went out of our comfort zone and went through this adventure to complete this project. We are now excited for this captured vision to be seen to the world! ” With talent and tenacity to spare, the sky’s the limit!