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NEW MUSIC: MAXWELL | OFF

Maxwell has made his return with a new single, “Off,” along with the announcement that he plans to release "blacksummers’NIGHT" in spring 2022. The album will complete his trilogy that began with 2009’s "BLACKsummers’night" and continued with "blackSUMMERS’night" in 2016. The new track Off" was produced by Maxwell and longtime collaborator Hod David. Along with the single, Maxwell has announced a 2022 tour of the United States and will be joined on the trek by Anthony Hamilton and Joe. Find his schedule below. "Off" finds Maxwell in the mode he's operated in so well for decades: creating bedroom jams with eternity on the mind. That applies to the depth of feeling Maxwell croons about and the music itself, a richly textured mosaic with effortlessly pristine nature. Like his ’90s neo-soul peers D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, Maxwell, mercurial master of smoothly sexy spaced-out R&B, operates on his timetable. In the past 25 years, Maxwell has only released five studio albums, and they’re all lush and idiosyncratic bangers. Two of those five albums have been parts of a planned trilogy, but Maxwell hasn’t been in any hurry to complete that trilogy. Next year, Maxwell will embark on a tour of the United States. Anthony Hamilton and Joe will open the dates. Presale begins on November 22, with general sale tickets available on November 23.