Maxwell Delays New Album Release

Maxwell Delays New Album Release

The R&B singer scraps his plan to release the album this summer because he is afraid of inundating his fans.

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.




    Mar 01, 2011

    even it he takes 2 years to put out the next one, i'll wait (i mean, do i actually have a choice?) - Sade made us wait for 10 years, and we did! it's just cruel, especially for those who really love his music, to have to go without

    Had enough
    Jul 27, 2010

    That's the problem, I'm a fan. Have been ever since urban hang. He is no. 1. But what's the point if he release's one new CD every decade? Just not getting my hopes up after the debacle of black summers 'valentines day release'.

    Bad Habits
    Jul 09, 2010

    To comment posted by "Had enough" You are clearly not a fan of Maxwell, so why do you even bother given your 2 cents worth of comments?? Maxwell is the GREATEST Soulster alive!!! Thank you!!!

    Jun 09, 2010

    I have been in love with Maxwell's music since his first album release. I love the latest CD and will anxiuosly awaiting the newest triology release!! Maxwell your fans are love you and can't wait for the new stuff!!

    Had enough
    Jun 01, 2010

    Seriously what's this guy's problem, musicians release music, if he doesn't want to be in the game, then get out. None of this, "I have the music but you can't hear it". Enough of this, waited seven years for black summers, now the same thing. Once is enough. thanks.

    Jade Roots
    Jun 01, 2010

    I am Maxwell's biggest fan & truly missed his interaction with the public while he was away... I am still grooving off the old tunes as if they were freshly release.. therefore, I will continue to live with anticipation of what is to come... I am thrilled he is back!!!!!!

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