Still reveling in last week’s 20th anniversary celebration of Maxwell’s breakthrough debut album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, fans of the acclaimed soul crooner now have new music to indulge in. “Lake By the Ocean” is the sublime lead single from Maxwell’s forthcoming fifth studio album blackSUMMERS’night, the follow-up to his similarly titled 2009 LP BLACKsummers'night.
“We have some boogie records on [blackSUMMERS’night] that I think will surprise people,” Maxwell recently explained to Billboard. “I don’t want to sound too sure of myself, but I think you will want to dance when you hear them. We kind of went back to my first record where I had more of those type of songs like “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder).” And summer is the operative word. You’re out, drinking, dancing, moving. We have a lot of that going on with this album.”
In advance of blackSUMMERS’night’s July 1st release, Maxwell will set out on a 25-city tour beginning June 18th. The full tour itinerary will be announced this Monday, April 11th.
Stream “Lake By the Ocean" below and start clearing room in your music library for blackSUMMERS’night.