Pop global star MAX links up with FLETCHER on a brand new evocative version for his hit single “Butterflies“
The smash single—MAX’s Warner debut—originally arrived in June with a tender guest turn from labelmate Ali Gatie, and this new rendition only magnifies the power of the intimate ballad.
The romantic ode was written as a lasting reminder of MAX’s affection for his wife, Emily, penned after the couple decided to renew their wedding vows. “Essentially, it’s about falling deeper and deeper in love with my wife,” MAX explained when the song was originally released.
The new version from MAX and FLETCHER preserves MAX’s soft declarations of devotion, but the song feels even more bright and beautiful with FLETCHER’s heart-stopping harmonies and introspective emoting. “You know that crazy feeling that you get in your stomach on a roller coaster?” she asks. The love captured in the song is just as exciting and undeniable.
The track has accumulated over 80 million global streams and scored a spot in the top 20 at Hot AC radio, not to mention syncs on Love Island, MTV’s Siesta Key, and more. MAX has also performed the song on The Bachelorette, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Kelly & Ryan.
The official music video, which traces the course of MAX and his wife’s love story, now boasts nearly five million views on YouTube. The song has also appeared on a number of influential playlists, including Spotify’s Pop Rising and Chill Pop, as well as Apple Music’s New in Pop and Breaking Pop.
This isn’t the first time that MAX has made infectious, introspective songs that have resonated with audiences. His breakthrough ballad “Lights Down Low” featuring gnash went 3X Platinum and spent 28 weeks on Billboard’s coveted Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 20 in March 2018.
Last fall, the New York native followed that up with his album Colour Vision, which cracked the Billboard 200. This new version of “Butterflies” hints at one of the core aspects of MAX’s music: He’s always evolving. Though he’s always authentic and unfiltered, he’s looking for new ways to share more of himself—a desire that’s sure to help him connect with even more fans soon.