“Cool Kids” was the first song Max wrote for Flying Machines, which set the tone for the entire record. The track’s accompanying music video showcases a nostalgic, feel good and dry humored story about a piñata man who is treated like a free food sample in a hungry, cruel and comedic world. Max built the entire piñata costume and house himself.
Max said of the new song, “‘Cool Kids’ is about sneaking out of your house in high school to hang out with people who will make you cool. It’s about existential angst and fear of the future driving you to numb out and make bad decisions. But it also tries to comfort the character in the song from the future in a way they will never hear.”