Maxwell’s latest album has been released!
BlackSUMMERS’night is the second album in the singer’s trilogy of albums of the same name. The first was released in 2009.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 43-year-old GRAMMY Award winning singer explained the delay in releasing the second BlackSUMMERS’night album was due to the death of his first cousin in 2014.
“I had anxiety about having to meet that challenge of [recording] a sequel to 2009’s BLACKsummers’night. That’s why I took the time I took,” Maxwell explained.
A few months ago we got a small taste of the album, when Maxwell released his first single in seven years, “Lake by the Ocean.”
So when will we see the final BlackSUMMERS’night album released?
“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,” Maxwell told EW. “I don’t want to oversaturate the market and be out there all the time.”
One thing we do know is the album will have a darker side, with a political edge.
“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 because at the end of the day Maxwell is “a lover at the end of the day,” there will be some hidden love messages thrown in.