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Published on June 29th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Exclusive: Zach Maxwell Premieres “Fight The Fire” Music Video Via The Hype Magazine

Born and raised in New York City, Zach Maxwell is a performer, producer, songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and dancer. His latest EP Kill The Kingdom is a rallying cry against the Patriarchy and the systemic corruption of our society. Produced, written and recorded by Maxwell himself, Kill The Kingdom is anchored around global dance grooves, big 808’s, neo-soul chords, and Maxwell’s signature vocals. His music is infused with influences from soul music, gospel, sacred music, hip-hop, dance, and pop, all with the underlying intention of connecting people to something greater than themselves.

Zach Maxwell has chosen to premiere his music video for Kill The Kingdom track “Fight The Fire,” as directed by Takoda Shane, via The Hype Magazine. Said Maxwell of the track and its music video in a prepared statement for The Hype Magazine: “We wanted the video to be a metaphor for calling out the patriarchal structures that create and perpetuate the systematic corruption of our society. Our desire was to create a visual storyline that augments the lyrics of the song and shines a light on the deeper meaning of the song. I try to celebrate the full spectrum of humanity in my music by shining a light on the dark side and trying to reconcile the two through the power of music.”

Continued Maxwell: “The main chorus line in the song, ‘if you never gonna fight the fire, how you ever gonna be free,’ is also a metaphor describing our world right now. If we won’t stand up and fight the fire of corruption then we will always be at the mercy of it, and will never truly be free.”

The video for “Fight The Fire” is embedded below, while more on Zach Maxwell can be found at www.zachmaxwellmusic.com and/or www.facebook.com/zachmaxwellmusic.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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