Enter the shimmering and sultry sounds of Maximo’s new single Hold Up

It’s been three years now since Brisbane artist Maximo (real name Mitch Pattugalan) released his debut single Hesitate. In that time, he’s carved out a very unique space for himself in the Australian R&B scene. His music is shimmering and seemingly flawless.

Now, with the release of his new single Hold Up, Pattugalan continues to build himself as one of the country’s most dynamic emerging artists. Let us give you a hot tip: this is an artist you’ll want to keep an eye on.

On his seemingly flawless new single Hold Up, Brisbane based artist Maximo continues to establish himself as one of the country’s most exciting and dynamic emerging R&B acts.

Throughout the new single, Maximo glides through a glittery concoction of pop, R&B, and neo-soul to craft a sound that’s uniquely his own. With glassy production and sultry vocal delivery, this new track will rope you in and leave you hanging on every word.

As the track sporadically stops and starts, it pulls you in myriad directions. Hold Up never sits in one place for too long, and the result of this sonic movement is a truly captivating listening experience. While much of the modern R&B music currently being released lacks innovation, Maximo proves that the genre still has a lot to offer.

If Australia is looking for an artist to carry the torch of modern R&B-pop music, look no further than Maximo. We’ve just found our new champion.

These are still relatively early days for this Brisbane artist, but judging by what we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality material. For now, do yourself a favour and listen to Hold Up above.