Whatever happened to... Maxwell?

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It's been nearly 4 years since Now and internet searches for any information more recent than that are turning up zilch. Anyone know?

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 19 February 2005 23:18 (11 years ago) Permalink

Have you seen this man?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 19 February 2005 23:23 (11 years ago) Permalink

Him and Rockwell are smoking blunts with D'Angelo

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 February 2005 01:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

Roachford's mixing drinks.

why must we cut onions? (Lynskey), Monday, 21 February 2005 01:36 (11 years ago) Permalink

ChesnuTT's knocking to get in.

jergins (jergins), Monday, 21 February 2005 01:56 (11 years ago) Permalink

Kate Bush finally got hold of him for what he did to "This Woman's Work" and rightly slit his throat.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 21 February 2005 16:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

Huh? I thought he served "This Woman's Work" quite well. If you want to be angry at someone for ruining a Kate Bush song, may I point you in the direction of The Futureheads?

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 21 February 2005 16:46 (11 years ago) Permalink

A friend finally burned me his Unplugged disc. The NIN cover is great!

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 21 February 2005 17:04 (11 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
Apparently, he has a new record finished, but the record company finds it to be way too vulgar, and refuses to release it.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 16:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

Michael Musto said the same thing last week. Please let this leak.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Thursday, 16 June 2005 04:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

this is Maxwell's Black Album, so obviously someone must photoshop him onto the Lovesexy cover.

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Thursday, 16 June 2005 04:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

"Kate Bush finally got hold of him for what he did to "This Woman's Work" and rightly slit his throat."

Sorry, but that's a beautiful version of a great song. He more than did it justice. New album's on the way apparently.

j-rock, Thursday, 13 September 2007 17:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

this is never coming out eh.

that snippet that he put on his myspace a few months ago was pretty nice/

The Brainwasher, Monday, 25 February 2008 00:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=P1LjrMYeuJI

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 26 June 2008 04:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

there was a feature on him in vibe the other month. didnt really read it properly but he has a totally new look (non pretty boy) and record co. troubles seem to be the reason he still hasnt put anything out.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 18:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

This ;)

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 8 January 2009 04:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

Geir you're a sick fuck

some dude, Thursday, 8 January 2009 04:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

New album BlackSummer'sNight Pt. 1 (of 3) out July 7th, 2009

Album Preview: Maxwell "Black Summers' Night"

It's been eight years since Maxwell released "Now". For most artists, that's a career suicide to be in a hiatus for almost a decade. For Maxwell, all the time away ever did was increase the buzz for the enigma's comeback album. An appearance at the BET Awards last year only heightened the buzz for a Maxwell return and finally it will happen.

The return of Maxwell. Are you ready?

Now, after an extended break, Maxwell is set to return with not one, but a trilogy of albums. The title of the release is "Black Summers' Night" and will drop in three different installments with "Black" being the first to be released this summer. There is no scheduled release date for the other two installments but BET.com did get word that the songs are recorded and completed for both "Summer" and "Night".

BET.com got a chance to hear the first album of the "Black Summers' Night" and for those concerned that Maxwell may have changed his sound, fear not, Maxwell has not lost a step. Before we go any further, it is imperative to note that there are no Lil Wayne guest appearances, no Kanye West production and no Autotune. It is safe to say that the lush arrangements and vocals that have made many a lady heart melt is still intact.

Many of the songs feature several movements and some stretches of noteworthy instrumentation. Sure, Maxwell is known for his impressive vocal talents, but the production on this outing masterfully brings the album full circle.

Scheduled for an early July release date, "Black" features songs stuffed full of emotion and energy. Brooding love jams, funky basslines and Maxwell begging, pleading, loving and crooning his way through the 9 song release. Although we cannot release song titles as of yet, just know that it is indeed vintage Maxwell.

Maxwell has also decided to keep it short and sweet with 9 offerings that will surely leave the listener yearning for more.

The first single and video will be "Pretty Wings" which will also debut exclusively on 106 & Park next Tuesday, April 28. Maxwell will also be holding a press conference after his 106 appearance to announce further details regarding his upcoming album and a tour that will begin in June.

Maxwell has also been the first artist confirmed to perform at this year's BET Awards.

tracklist:

bad habits

cold

pretty wings

love you

stop the world

fistful of tears

help somebody

playing possum

phoenix rise

and then it comes to me... like an epiphany (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

cant wait. tho i dont expect all 3 albums.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

Single is on iTunes now:

and then it comes to me... like an epiphany (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 13:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

There was a great presentation from Jason King at EMP basically wondering when the dude would stop screwing around with those three albums so hey, a glimmer of light.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 14:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

The funniest part of that presentation was King reading a Maxwell EMO BLOG ENTRY with the "Whenever Wherever Whatever" video playing in the background.

I've never really been a huge Maxwell fan, but I'm totally stoked for this.

The-Reverend (rev), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha, yes on the blog thing. A perfect combination.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

I also liked Jason saying "I see him jogging around my neighborhood, he hasn't disappeared!"

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

I see a mention of Rockwell upthread and can't help but wonder if there is anyone or anything that has mentioned what he is up to. The obvious paranoia in some of his stuff suggests he might make for a good interview.

litcofsky, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/wgordy

There's kind of a resemblance there, no?

litcofsky, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

Or nevermind, I am a moron. Not the same person.

litcofsky, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:36 (7 years ago) Permalink










cumlord jamar (The Reverend), Friday, 8 May 2009 02:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

this is superdope

cumlord jamar (The Reverend), Friday, 8 May 2009 02:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

In a word, yeah.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 May 2009 02:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

i saw him live back in October 01, that shit was off the hook. been looking forward to another record by him since about then. now we just need d'angelo to release another album and i will be happy for another 10 years or so.....

pipecock, Friday, 8 May 2009 03:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

this is great

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 8 May 2009 21:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

Heard Donnie Simpson interview him recently. He mostly came across real normal and down-to-earth. Of course, Donnie did not really follow-up on Maxwell's non-detailed answer to what he's been doing all this time. He noted that a relationship he was in did not work out, and that he's been traveling alot. They were both busy complimenting one another.

curmudgeon, Friday, 8 May 2009 22:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

cant wait to hear this but im surprised no one had mentioned the rumors around why they were having trouble marketing dude

btw urban hang suite is easy top ten of the 90s record to me

autogucci cru (deej), Saturday, 9 May 2009 02:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

you mean the gay rumors?

sex and gambling (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 9 May 2009 02:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Heads up:

Soul Master Maxwell

Appears on KCRW TOMORROW, May 13 for a Rare Interview

KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad will host the long awaited return of the soul icon at 9pm PST.

KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad will host the long-awaited return of soul icon Maxwell live this Wednesday, May 13 at 9pm PST. Expect classic Maxwell tunes along with an interview and some tracks from his forthcoming album "BLACKsummer's Night." This is Maxwell’s first appearance on the Santa Monica-based public radio station. The session will air live on KCRW 89.9 FM and on KCRW.com.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 May 2009 17:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

i like pretty wings but something about the melody is every so slightly throwaway by his usual standards. plus the chorus makes me think of old sanitary pad tv adverts.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 22:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

hey, it's got gamelan in it!

messiahwannabe, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 09:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

1. Bad Habits 5:52
2. Cold 4:01
3. Pretty Wings 5:09
4. Help Somebody 4:01
5. Stop The World 3:55
6. Love You 3:35
7. Fistful Of Tears 3:40
8. Playing Possum 4:22
9. Phoenix Rise 2:41

i'm educated in sex, yes (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 03:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

wow is that short

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 04:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

37 minsish? Trad LP length....

Mark G, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 08:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

I am completely in love with this song.

Matos W.K., Tuesday, 26 May 2009 10:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

otm

autogucci cru (deej), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 10:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Like, single of the year.

Matos W.K., Tuesday, 26 May 2009 10:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

^^ possibly yeah

some dude, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 13:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

basically the first time i heard it i was just getting home and i had to park and just sit and listen to it until it was over.

some dude, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 13:13 (7 years ago) Permalink



a hater (The Reverend), Friday, 5 June 2009 08:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wow.

Matos W.K., Friday, 5 June 2009 08:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

We holdin up unopened bottles, empty glasses, unlit cigars and posin with clothed girls.

StanM, Friday, 5 June 2009 08:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

how many cliches in one picture.
this does indeed look very staged.

mark e, Friday, 5 June 2009 08:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

every clip he's posted on instagram recently has sounded amazing

i really hope the full version of "gods" is on there i listened to the demo like 100 times the other day

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2015 00:30 (5 months ago) Permalink

Beyonce in '13
D'Angelo in '14
Maxwell in '15....?

Does that make you mutter, under your breath, “Damn”? (forksclovetofu), Friday, 25 December 2015 01:18 (5 months ago) Permalink

i've kinda given up hope on there being any big surprise album this December, can't imagine someone doing it on Christmas day or later. it was nice to imagine Kanye or Frank or somebody would keep the nascent tradition going, though.

i got a really big steen, and they need some really big zings (some dude), Friday, 25 December 2015 01:19 (5 months ago) Permalink

iwanttobelieve.jpg

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 25 December 2015 02:22 (5 months ago) Permalink

given that his core audience is the over 40 crowd i don't think it makes much sense for maxwell to just drop the album out of nowhere -- it didn't really do much for d'angelo commercially if you figure their audiences roughly overlap. d'angelo's people did it that way so the album would finally just exist in the world and i suppose you could apply the same logic to maxwell but i feel like the label can probably get it out of him in a relatively standard fashion.

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2015 02:43 (5 months ago) Permalink

i guess it was 5 years ago at this point but "pretty wings" and "bad habits" were pretty big hits, if i were them i'd just fire a single off and see if they can roll it out the normal way

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2015 02:44 (5 months ago) Permalink

i've kinda given up hope on there being any big surprise album this December, can't imagine someone doing it on Christmas day or later. it was nice to imagine Kanye or Frank or somebody would keep the nascent tradition going, though.

― i got a really big steen, and they need some really big zings (some dude)

Pusha T.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 December 2015 03:46 (5 months ago) Permalink

he said "big surprise album"

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2015 08:38 (5 months ago) Permalink

i've kinda given up hope on there being any big surprise album this December, can't imagine someone doing it on Christmas day or later. it was nice to imagine Kanye or Frank or somebody would keep the nascent tradition going, though.

can't tell whether this is supreme rihanna shade or actually forgetting her; checking her fan fora over the past week has been extremely entertaining

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 25 December 2015 16:17 (5 months ago) Permalink

rihanna album never coming out

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 25 December 2015 16:47 (5 months ago) Permalink

hey Rihanna is "somebody," in every sense

i got a really big steen, and they need some really big zings (some dude), Friday, 25 December 2015 16:52 (5 months ago) Permalink

i always read this thread title aloud in the alicia keys "can i speak to...michael?" voice btw

i got a really big steen, and they need some really big zings (some dude), Friday, 25 December 2015 17:48 (5 months ago) Permalink

"so what you do?"

PRETEND LIKE IM GONNA DROP ALBUMs MOSTLY IDK

"oh word."

[SILENCE, COUGH]

"yeah that's interesting."

r|t|c, Friday, 25 December 2015 18:05 (5 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

he retweeted this tweet saying his album comes out in the summer....... https://twitter.com/SoulBounce/status/696104894248443908

J0rdan S., Saturday, 6 February 2016 23:01 (3 months ago) Permalink

first single is apparently called "lake by the ocean"

J0rdan S., Saturday, 6 February 2016 23:01 (3 months ago) Permalink

As previewed here: https://www.instagram.com/p/9UI60PRjHI/

Austin, Sunday, 7 February 2016 00:28 (3 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

single cover & snippet https://twitter.com/_MAXWELL_/status/706157523821264896

J0rdan S., Saturday, 5 March 2016 22:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

12 seconds worth!

curmudgeon, Sunday, 6 March 2016 07:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

maxwell is not meant to be listened to in 12-second snippets -_-

cher guevara (lex pretend), Sunday, 6 March 2016 10:13 (2 months ago) Permalink

Say it again for the people in the back.

The Reverend, Sunday, 6 March 2016 12:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

god help me but im operating under the assumption this is happening imminently https://twitter.com/_maxwell_/status/707058551345299457

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 March 2016 04:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

It's probably my most anticipated release of the year.

Austin, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 18:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

does that mean the album or the single?

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 18:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

"lake by the ocean" is the single but i assume the album would follow

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 March 2016 18:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

i'm still blocked :(

maura, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 19:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

he's saying the single is out this week https://twitter.com/_MAXWELL_/status/716997798714089472

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 April 2016 14:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yessss! I was just immersing myself (that's the only way to properly describe it) in Embrya last night.

Hey (Extended Mix), Monday, 4 April 2016 18:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

new album is out july 1

https://twitter.com/_MAXWELL_/status/718288719262978048

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 April 2016 04:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

Already psyched to hear blacksummers'NIGHT around this time next decade.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 8 April 2016 04:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

well he says in that tweet its out july 1 so

just sayin, Friday, 8 April 2016 04:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

Nah, that's blackSUMMERS'night.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 8 April 2016 04:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

ha whoops

just sayin, Friday, 8 April 2016 04:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

There's a video of him on his Facebook page of him listening to the new single and it's the most awkward thing.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 8 April 2016 04:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

this song is great

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 8 April 2016 05:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

god i'm so excited

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 8 April 2016 05:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah pumped 4 this

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Friday, 8 April 2016 06:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

yessss

dyl, Friday, 8 April 2016 06:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

wait is the new single out bc i'm not going to have my experience of it be a facebook video of him listening to it

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 8 April 2016 07:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah its out

just sayin, Friday, 8 April 2016 12:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

its on spotify

just sayin, Friday, 8 April 2016 12:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

this sounds effortless

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 April 2016 12:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

oh my god this is gorgeous

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 8 April 2016 14:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

between maxwell, tweet and king it's shaping up to be a great year for old people soul vibes

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 8 April 2016 14:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

man the finale. I am floored.

Evan R, Friday, 8 April 2016 14:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

yesss

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 8 April 2016 15:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

s/o to the hi hat lick at :50

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 8 April 2016 16:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

always so understated but so perfect

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Friday, 8 April 2016 16:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/9nJkGH80suo

Man, this has been a long time coming!

First of all, I'm really happy that this thing is actually happening. Maxwell has meant so much to me throughout my adult life. In fact, it's not much of a stretch to say that his music is part of what shaped me into an adult to begin with.

Onto the song. . . It's just master craftsmanship. Listening to his new music has always given me the impression of watching a sculptor at work. You're not really sure where all the movements and little, seemingly insignificant, iterations will fit into the larger whole until the piece is finished. I love that. It's so layered and thoughtful, without sounding overcooked. Just top gear, all the way.

Definitely my most anticipated release of the year.

Austin, Friday, 8 April 2016 16:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

POO: Maxwell vs DNCE

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Friday, 8 April 2016 17:06 (1 month ago) Permalink


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