Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Interview: Maxwell talks new 'SUMMERS' album on BILLBOARD

It's been nearly four years to the day that Maxwell released "BLACKsummers'night" on July 7, 2009, the first in a planned trilogy of albums that, in custom Maxwell fashion, has taken some time to follow up. But in an interview with Billboard before his headlining set at the Essence Festival in New Orleans Friday (July 5), the singer said "SUMMERS’" (or "blackSUMMERS'night" as it will likely be titled) is being prepped for a late summer/early fall release — finally.

"The album's pretty much about the last day of summer, so I felt like it was a good idea to release it at the end of the summer," says Maxwell, who turned 40 in May. "It has that bittersweet feel to it. I don’t like things to be too happy. It's when you go back to school, summer’s over then you kind of have that wonderful week where you get crazy. That's what the essence of the record is."

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