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Watch: Maxwell Debuts “1990x” Video

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Maxwell got surprises for us today!

The soul maestro has partnered with TIDAL for the exclusive debut of his seductive “1990x” music video, which is the second visual off his new album blackSUMMERS’night.

Decked out in a bespoke suit, the dapper crooner serenades his gorgeous female co-star in a dimly-lit room while holding a drink in his hand. With a debonair flair, Maxwell delivers passionate vocals. “Lay here closely beside me / Feel my heart as it’s pounding / We will climax with reason / ‘Cause we’re grown and we own it,” he sings.

blackSUMMERS’night, the second album in Maxwell’s trilogy, also features the singles “Lake By the Ocean” and “Gods.”

Check out the “1990x” video via TIDAL below.

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Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Maxwell, Rihanna & More Participate In Mic’s ’23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America’ PSA

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Many of music’s biggest artists have participated in Mic’s new campaign “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America,” to use their voices in support of the many black Americans who’ve lost their lives due to racially-motivated biases.

One by one, artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell, Pharrell, Adam Levine, Bono, Janelle Monáe, Pink, Queen Latifah, Common, Swizz Beatz, Lenny Kravitz, ASAP Rocky, and more list the everyday, mundane things that victims were doing at the time that they were killed.

Non-music celebs who also participated in the video are Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tracee Ellis-Ross, and more.

It’s all for a petition at WeAreHereMovement.com to demand the government take action for a “radical change to heal a long history of systemic racism.”

Watch the PSA below and sign the petition at the link above.

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Stream Maxwell’s Highly-Anticipated New Album ‘blackSUMMERS’night’

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The wait is over!!! Seven years in the making, Maxwell has finally released his long-awaited new album, blackSUMMERS’night.

After performing the first single “Lake By The Ocean” at the BET Awards, and teasing us with multiple tracks this past week, the 43-year-old singer delivers the second album in his trilogy, the follow-up to 2009’s BLACKsummers’night.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the soulful crooner addressed the delay. “I started traveling, and I lost a very, very important family member of mine about two years ago,” he said, referring to his cousin, who died in 2014. “And sonically, I was evolving. I had anxiety about having to meet that challenge of [recording] a sequel to 2009’s BLACKsummers’night.”

But hopefully we won’t have to wait as long for the final installment in the trilogy. “We’ll be done as I begin my arena run in the fall. I do not want to be 50 years old releasing the same-titled album,” said Maxwell, adding. “I don’t want to oversaturate the market and be out there all the time. I like knowing that I’ve taken time on each song. The songs are actually easy for me to make. They’re not much of a problem—it’s just the whole process of celebrity. That’s not that exciting for me.”

He also gave a brief hint at what we can expect on part 3. “It will be on the darker side, but it will have a political edge that I don’t think I’ve ever touched on before. With all the traveling I’ve had to do over the years, I’ve gotten to see places in Nigeria, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic where people need help. Those types of experiences have [led] me to cherry-pick certain songs [for the album]. But I’m always a lover at the end of the day. There’ll be a love aspect, but there will be these hidden messages that sort of hint at something else.”

For now, kick back and vibe out to the smooth sounds of blackSUMMERS’night.

Stream the album below via Spotify or Apple Music.

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Maxwell Performs “Lake By The Ocean” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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On the eve of releasing his highly-anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, Maxwell appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as the musical guest.

Taking to the outdoor stage, the soulful crooner brought his suave style to Hollywood, performing the album’s infectious lead single “Lake By The Ocean” with his full band.

Dressed in his signature grey suit and white Stan Smith adidas kicks, which he wears on his “SUMMERS Tour,” the New York native hypnotized the LA crowd with the single’s relaxing groove.

Check out the performance below, and you can pick up Max’s blackSUMMERS’night in stores and on all digital retailers now!

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New Music: Maxwell – Hostage

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With his highly anticipated SUMMERS’ album due in just a few days, veteran singer and object of many women’s desire, Maxwell, delivers another peaceful and lovely tune from the LP, titled “Hostage.”

“I am your hostage / A simple object / Use as you please / And I will remain ignorant and believe you,” he sings out over the soft and serene beat. If it hasn’t been on your radar as of late, Maxwell has been releasing multiple tracks from the album, and gave fans the opportunity to engage in an exclusive listen on Monday, June 27 at noon in every Starbucks across the nation.

In addition to today’s release of “Hostage,” fans of the singer can hear the tracks “Fingers Crossed,” “All The Ways Love Can Feel,” “Gods,” “1990x” and the album’s single, “Lake By The Ocean“.

SUMMERS’ hits shelves this Friday, July 1 and for those traveling to this year’s ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans, Maxwell will be performing on the main stage the same night.

Take a listen to hostage below:

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New Music: Maxwell – Fingers Crossed

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Guess what? Maxwell is giving us more new music, in advance of the release of his much-anticipated new album, blackSUMMERS’night.

Last Friday, he released the scorching ballad “Gods,” and returned yesterday with the modern disco jam “All The Ways Love Can Feel.” Today, the crooner brings us another soothing soul-jam with “Fingers Crossed.”

“They can tell you anything to change your mind / There’s no mystery, and you’re not blind / Fingers crossed, you’ll make the choice, to make you mine,” he sings out to his love interest.

Maxwell is currently traveling across North America on his “SUMMERS’ Tour,” with supporting act Ro James. You can currently pre-order the album on iTunes, and receive all 5 tracks he’s released as instant downloads.

Check out “Fingers Crossed” with the lyric video below!

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Maxwell Talks New Album, Prince, Beyoncé, & Teases Upcoming Mary J. Blige Collabo

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While on his “SUMMERS Tour,” Maxwell visited the Bay Area’s own 106KMEL, where his career initially launched, for an interview with Shay Diddy. With his upcoming album blackSUMMERS’night due out this Friday, the soulful crooner talked about the long-awaited project, Prince’s influence, his admiration for Beyoncé, and also teased an upcoming collabo with Mary J. Blige.

Maxwell went in depth about his hiatus with Shay, including talking about what he was doing during the time and what the process was in recording for the album.

Dedicating the album to Prince, Maxwell also explained how his sound has always been influenced by the “Purple Rain” singer, and revealed that he now has an urgency to want to put out more music faster due to the influence of Prince and Harry Belafonte.

He also talked about how his sound has evolved since the start of his career, while maintaining a classic, timeless sound. He even expressed his admiration for Beyoncé, comparing her work ethic to the late Michael Jackson.

Check it all out below!

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New Music: Maxwell – All The Ways Love Can Feel

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Ok Maxwell, we see you!

Following his outstanding performance at the BET Awards on Sunday, the soulful crooner continues to get us ready for the release of his much-anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, which will be released worldwide on Friday, July 1.

After debuting the amazing ballad, “Gods” last Friday, the singer/songwriter surprises today with the modern Disco jam “All The Ways Love Can Feel,” which is the album’s opener.

“I see ya face, you see my face / A thousand races into space / Universal law never makes mistakes / Baby you know, I just want to live and do what I can to be my best,” he sings over the sexy dance track.

You can pre-order blackSUMMERS’night on iTunes now. Check out the song and lyric video below!

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