It’s not every year you release a single with Hoodie Allen (“Gibberish“), get to act in a movie about one of your icons (the Brian Wilson feature Love & Mercy), and hit the road with two of your favorite artists (Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa for the Boys of Zummer Tour)—but, that’s just the kind of 2015 Max “MAX” Schneider’s enjoying.

He stopped by the EW offices to discuss, over a few rounds of Mario Kart.