Published Apr 08, 2016Brooklkyn R&B artist Maxwell is poised to make a big comeback this summer. After an seven-year hiatus initially brought on by vocal cord damage, the soulful crooner is set to put out a brand new album. BlackSUMMERS'night will mark the follow-up to 2009's very similarly named BLACKsummers'night and the first song from the new record is here now.
"Lake by the Ocean" pairs Maxwell's velvety vocals with perfectly punctuated percussive beat, and it's been given an accompanying lyric video that features stunning shots of natural landscapes as the song's words scroll across the screen.
The album will arrive on July 1 via Columbia. Get an idea of what to expect by giving "Lake by the Ocean" a spin in the player below.