Maxime Boublil has traveled the world defining and refining his sound. Originally from Paris, the artist comes from musical theater royalty. His father is Alain Boublil, the lyricist and librettist of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. His mother, Marie Zamora, was the first Cosette in Les Miserables in Paris.
After early studies in classical music, Maxime eventually chose a different creative path. As a result, he moved to the United States and studied at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. From there, his love of music then brought him to Melbourne Australia. There he worked as an recording engineer at the world famous Furstock Studios.
All the while, Maxime was composing his own music. With over fifty songs under his belt he found his way back to the US to record at Los Angeles’ Brewery Studios. His new release is “The Honest Me P1.” The artist describes the seven song collection as, “the first part of a cinematic album.”
Maxime’s sound flows smoothly between styles and genres. For example, at times his songs have an intimate singer/songwriter quality. The style reminds me of rustic Alt-Folk of artists like Ray Lamontagne or Mumford and Sons. At other times the production builds into lush arrangements that hint at his origins in theater.
Occasional Hip-Hop beats and Pop hooks further embellish the sound. Maxime’s rich voice and deeply personal lyrics are the threads that tie these seven songs together. The result is a beautifully produced, composed, and performed piece of work.
Twenty percent of all profits from the album go to the Oceanic Preservation Society, a cause the artist is passionate about. Listen to Maxime on Spotify and SoundCloud and follow the links below for news and updates.