Are You Buying? Maxwell’s ‘blackSUMMERS’night’

Published: Friday 1st Jul 2016 by Rashad

Nearly seven years have separated fans of singer/songwriter Maxwell from new material from the Grammy winner, but that long wait drew to a close today thanks to the release of his latest project ‘blackSUMMERS’night.’

The second installment of a trilogy of albums of the same name (with different emphases), ‘SUMMERS’ has big footsteps to follow given its predecessor’s whopping 316,000 units sold first week.  And, while the new project’s lead single – ‘Lake By the Ocean’ – has made quite the splash on charts (currently buoyed at #1 on R&B charts) – there is an admitted absence of buzz around this installment compared to its platinum-selling forerunner.

Add to this a change in musical landscape (see:  shift in consumption, trap music, etc.) in conjunction with Drake‘s ongoing domination of streaming (an outlet Max’s overall SPS figure will probably benefit least from), it’s pretty clear the ‘Pretty Wings’ singer has an uphill battle before him.

But, if there’s anything his fanbase is proven, is that they’re patient and loyal…

After getting your tastes of what M is serving this “go round” via the numbers ‘Gods,’ ‘All the Ways Love Can Feel,’ ‘1990x,’ ‘Fingers Crossed,’ and more, tell us:

Your thoughts?

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  1. Danzou July 1, 2016

    Not if you’re white.

  2. B2B July 1, 2016

    Pretty Wings, Fist Full of Tears, Bad habits were all perfect.

  3. Del July 1, 2016

    I already brought it! Can’t wait to listen to it!

  4. pat July 1, 2016

    never been a huge fan, though i appreciate his work. unfortunately he’s aged out though…he won’t see half of last album’s numbers….smh

    • What you say boy!? July 1, 2016

      ?I respect him but somethings different about him from the time he came out. I can’t put my finger on it but somethings as natural or organic like it used to be. But there is something else but I won’t say that I’ll just show him love. His women’s worth the live version will always mean something to me because it helped my mother get over my fathers death so for that I’ll always be a fan. ??

  5. ?+✈=? July 1, 2016

    Not here for that song, but i did bootleg the album though.

  6. Stephy July 1, 2016

    Nnnnnnnnope. But, I will be listening to whatever comes on Youtube. I don’t like him enough to buy, but I do like him enough to listen.

  7. TerryB July 1, 2016

    I’m gonna buy it. We need to support R&B.

  8. just sayin July 1, 2016

    I’m streaming on Tidal. His voice is different this time around. Raspy, but not in a good way. It’s like all those years of singing in falsetto damaged his vocal chords.

  9. Danzou July 1, 2016

    Funny how adele sold millions making this exact music. Hmm.

    • OMG Logic!!! July 1, 2016

      Adele made an Adult/Contemporary Pop album. This is R&B. Stop trying so hard you bitter b1tch.

  10. Nate July 1, 2016

    Maxwell is not the same. I will always be in love with his previous albums, but nowadays I get the strangest vibes from him, and his music is much less inspired. Plus what the hell is he doing on the album cover? I don’t care what anyone says illuminati puppets are real. This is sooooo not the Maxwell I loved.

    • OMG Logic!!! July 1, 2016

      So are tinfoil hats. Get one.

      • Nate July 1, 2016

        You must love the smell of my farts. Get off my ass.

    • just sayin July 1, 2016

      a friend of mine just told he had some medical issues with his throat. that might be why he was gone for so long. you can definitely tell something is wrong… his vocals are no where near the level they used to be. so… maybe he’s trying to overcompensate for his recent vocal shortcomings and he seems off?

  11. PeaceMaker July 1, 2016

    Hell to the Naw!

  12. OMG Logic!!! July 1, 2016

    Not with those awful pants on that album cover. I might check out the singles though.

  13. ow Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi July 2, 2016

    Will check his music out on YouTube when it come out

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