Max Gomez’s Rule the World backs heart and hope with the youthful idealism found in the album’s title track. High watermarks such as “Cherry Red Wine” show a sharp songwriter rapidly emerging. CMT Edge spoke to the New Mexico-born singer-songwriter about the compelling new collection, his musical influences and upcoming appearances at South by Southwest in Austin.
“I played South by Southwest last year for the first time, and I was pretty fresh, pretty new at playing in front of bigger crowds and lots of other bands,” Gomez says. “Since then, I’ve gone out on a few tours and have been learning and getting better. I’m looking forward to coming back this year and showing off the new skills I’ve got and winning over some new fans. “