Maxwell - Lake By The Ocean

Maybe there’s truth, after all, to the proclamation that there’s a new Maxwell album coming this year.The R&B crooner insisted as much in February, but due to his somewhat “pump faking” on releases, many looked at Maxwell’s claim with a bit of skepticism.

That skepticism was tempered somewhat when, earlier this week, Maxwell – whose last LP, blacksummers’night, dropped in 2009 as the first of a “trilogy” that never materialized – posted on his Instagram snippets of an upcoming single, entitled “Lake By the Ocean.” And then, early Thursday morning, Maxwell revealed that he would premiere “Lake By the Ocean” in full on Facebook.

True to his word, Maxwell dropped “Lake By the Ocean” on the website initially via a short video and Q&A session with his fans, which you can peep down below. If you’d rather get straight to the point, you can watch the official lyric video for “Lake By The Ocean” up top.

The smooth four-minute long single sounds like Maxwell hasn’t missed a beat at all. The guitars ebb and flow like the titular waters, as Maxwell croons about a redeeming love that carried him through his storms. “You are the reason I’m on ya, the reason I love ya,” Maxwell sings at one point, “You’re the thing I need.”

Maxwell’s “Lake By the Ocean” single is currently available now on iTunes. But the new single wasn’t the only big news on Thursday night, as Maxwell also confirmed that the blackSUMMERS’night sequel album will release to retail on July 1st.

Hey it’s Max this is my new single “Lake By The Ocean” – check it out!

Posted by Maxwell on Thursday, April 7, 2016