Just a few days ago music fans celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Maxwell’s stellar debut album, Urban Hang Suite. The milestone highlighted just how long it’s been since we’ve had new music from the Grammy Award Winner. Seven years to be exact. 2009’s BLACKSummersNight, which itself broke an eight-year hiatus from recording, was the first of a promised trilogy. But we finally have something new from one of NY’s finest, “Lake By the Ocean.”
Maxwell premiered the song last night via his Facebook page during a live Q&A with fans. The dreamy devotional is classic Maxwell and is more than just an aural postcard from some romantic locale, according to the star it’s a metaphor for fulfillment. “Being content in a lake when you have an entire ocean near you is the epitome of true happiness.”
“Lake By The Ocean” is also the official announcement that the long-awaited second installment BlackSUMMERSNight will be in stores July 1st! You can stream “Lake By The Ocean” above via Youtube or purchase it on iTunes.
Maxwell also appeared on “The Breakfast Club” and talked about social media, today’s artists and who he is feeling right now.