Soul star Maxwell has been forced to delay the release of his new album - because 2009 "BLACKsummers'night" is still a big hit with fans. The singer's last release - his first in eight years - was critically acclaimed and was named Best R&B Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
The CD was the first in a trilogy and Maxwell had planned to deliver the second installment of the series this summer - but he has decided to push back its release for fear of "inundating" his devotees.
He tells the Associated Press, "These are good problems, I guess. I had a plan - every year something new, and I thought that that would be a good enough time to sort of give people space to feel like they weren't being inundated by what I was doing."
But Maxwell admits he's a little annoyed by the delay because he's eager for everyone to hear what he's been working on for the past few years. He says, "I've had this entire trilogy with me for years, for four or five years, so I can wait. I just want people to get it when they want it... At this point, it's in their hands."
The second of the "BLACKsummers'night" albums has yet to be given an official release date.