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New Music: Maxwell – Gods

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YESSS!!! A long time coming, but we finally get to hear “Gods” by Maxwell.

With a week to go before his long-awaited, highly-anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night is released, the soul crooner gives us one more taste with the sizzling love song.

Following the amazing “Lake By The Ocean,” and “1990x,” the singer-songwriter continues to prove why he is one of the greatest to ever do it, and always worth the wait.

“With your crimes you convicted me / As you swore so convincingly / You play the game of Gods,” he sings.

Maxwell is currently traveling across North America on his “SUMMERS’ Tour,” with supporting act Ro James.

If you pre-order the album on iTunes now will receive all 3 tracks as instant downloads. #PressPlay below!

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Maxwell Talks New Music, Shoots ESSENCE Magazine Cover

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Maxwell graces the cover of ESSENCE Magazines latest issue as he gets ready to headline the opening night of the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans on July 1, and release his hotly-anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night.

While shooting for the cover feature, the elusive R&B star sat down for an interview with ESSENCE, where he discussed his return, new music, and how he didn’t always feel accepted in his community.

“It’s a blessing for me as an African American man from a Caribbean background who for a long time, in the beginning didn’t feel completely Black enough in the tradtional Black and soulful way that most other artists have been in the past,” he explained. But with time, he’s grown comfortable with who he is and all that he stands for. “So for me it’s a brilliant gift of confirmation not only from my people but from all the people around the world that my music was good enough for them.”

Go behind the scenes of his photoshoot and interview below!

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New Music: Maxwell – 1990x

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Less than a month to go before Maxwell finally gives us his highly-anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, and now we get our second taste of the forthcoming LP with the brand new song “1990x.”

Unveiling the sensuously seductive song with a black-and-white lyric video, the soul rousing crooner continues his mission to impregnate the world, following the cinematic love story visual for “Lake By The Ocean.”

Maxwell vocally paints an intimate scene as space-themed visuals fill the lyric video, including clips of astronauts on the moon, along with close-ups of a couple kissing.

“There’s no song that defines it / There’s no music behind it / There’s no lyric to read from / There’s just you and the moment / Lay here closely beside me / Feel my heart as it’s poundin’ / I can climax with reason / Cause we’re grown, and we own it,” he sings.

Due out July 1, Maxwell’s new album is the second installment of his musical trilogy that kicked off 7 years ago with the acclaimed BLACKsummers’night. That album debuted at #1, snaring two Grammys and platinum-plus status, setting the stage for the ambitious follow-up. Maxwell is also gearing up for a North American summer tour in support of ‘blackSUMMERS’night,’ which begins on June 18 in Tacoma, WA (see tour itinerary below).

You can check out “1990x” below, and those that pre-order the album on iTunes now will receive both tracks as instant downloads.

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Watch: Maxwell Premieres “Lake By The Ocean” Video!

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Maxwell has premiered the steamy music video for his fast-rising single “Lake By The Ocean,” filled with classic sensuality and gorgeous cinematography.

The story opens with a beautiful young woman, weary from carrying jugs of water in the dusty summer heat. She escapes in the evening to watch Maxwell perform in an intimate café, followed by a passionate midnight rendezvous with the R&B star.

Maxwell says the video, “depicts a world in need of water and two clandestine lovers who meet with liquid dreams, one being the bare boned need for clean water, and another, the performer, who wants to be lost in the watery worlds of love and devotion.”

Director Phillip Andelman adds, “this was such a special experience, Maxwell’s vision for this piece really allowed us to push ourselves and create something personal. Shooting in small villages and pristine coastlines immersed us into the heart of the song. I am so grateful to have been part of this journey.”

This is the first visual from Maxwell’s much-anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, due out July 1, his first album in seven years and the second chapter of his musical trilogy that began with 2009’s BLACKsummers’night. Starting June 18, he will embark on his SUMMERS’ Tour, including a headlining slot at the Essence Festival on July 1.

Check out the sexy video below!

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Maxwell Reveals ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ Album Cover & Tracklisting

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Dearly beloved we are gathered here for this thing called LIFE!

As we await the release of the video for “Lake By The Ocean,” Maxwell finally gives us a look at his MUCH anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, which is due out July 1.

The Grammy winning singer/songwriter has unveiled the album cover and tracklisting for the 12-track LP, which is his first since 2009’s BLACKsummersnight.

“It’s been seven years in the making for this album and 14 years collectively for the trilogy,” he explained. “I can’t wait to share the album in its entirety.”

blackSUMMERS’night drops the same day he is scheduled to co-headline the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. Prior to that, he will take the stage for a performance at the BET Awards on June 26.

Check out the track listing below!

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Watch: Maxwell Talks Comeback, Love Life, New Music & More on ‘Wendy’

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Max is back!  With the release of his anticipated new single “Lake By The Ocean,” soulful crooner Maxwell has been hitting the promotional circuit and we love it!

Making his first appearance ever on ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ and first time even meeting her, the Brooklyn native was all smiles and had the studio audience all swooning. During their convo, Max spoke about his decision to cut his hair, which was a while ago now not sure why it’s a topic, but ok.

Additionally, he spoke about the 7 year hiatus since his last album, his feelings on staying out of the spotlight and staying healthy, his highly anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, love life, upcoming performance at the Essence Music Festival and more!

Check out the interview below.

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Watch: Maxwell Performs “Lake By The Ocean” on ‘The Late Show’

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Maxwell brought the ‘Lake’ to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Wednesday night.

Making the first televised performance of his comeback single “Lake By The Ocean,” off his anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, and his first performance of original material on TV in 7 years, the soulful crooner delivered the soothing song with grace and beauty.

Wearing a clean white suit, the Brooklyn native showed why he is always so missed when he’s away from the world of music.

blackSUMMERS’night is due out July 1. Check out Max’s performance below!

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Listen: The Best of April – Top 12 Records

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Last month, we missed doing a monthly recap list, but it was mostly because March wasn’t too great with the singles that were released. However, April started off strong making up for it with the major comeback of Maxwell, and plenty more solid records from established stars and newcomers.

Chris Brown was pissing people off on social media, but on the music tip he surprised us all dropping the anticipated 2nd and 3rd star-studded remixes to his single “Back To Sleep.”

Rising artists like Ro James and Rush Davis had us in our feelings, T-Pain called out all the Instagram vixens who don’t even speak in their selfie vids, and Mary J slayed while reuniting with British hitmaker ROMANS.

Enough chat though, check out our list for The Best of April – Top 12 Records below!

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