R&B aficionados can rejoice now that Maxwell has unveiled his new single, “Lake By The Ocean.”
Surrounded by comfy stuffed animals while rocking a sleek suit, the singer hopped on Facebook Live to reveal the single Thursday night (April 8). He also took questions from fans who wanted to hear about his travels all over the world and his follow-up to the Grammy-winning album, BLACKsummers’night.
The Brooklyn native says “Lake By The Ocean” was inspired by his journey to love again following a “tough trial period” in his life. Paired with his admiration for the simple things in life, the singer says he was able to view love from another perspective. “Being able to be content in a lake while the ocean is in front of you is for me, the epitome of true happiness. You don’t really need more from life when you’re sharing your experiences with someone else,” he explained.
Maxwell says blackSUMMERS’night is a sonic shift of sorts as he leaves “BLACK” and dives into “summers.” Working with the makers behind his classic, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, the singer admits that gave him a bit of anxiety. “Sometimes I wonder if it [the music] will be as good as it was before or was I the best I could be,” he said. “Sometimes I get a little gunshy about it which is why it takes so damn long.”
About damn time. blackSUMMERS’night will be released July 1.
Take a listen to “Lake By The Ocean” and more from the R&B crooner below.