April 8, 2016


The Week In R&B/Hip-Hop: Drake, Maxwell, Meek Mill & More

#1Maxwell, “Lake By the Ocean”

We’ve been deprived of Maxwell’s sweet sounds for too long—so long that I’m still hesitant to believe today is true. Is “Lake By the Ocean” true? Indeed it is. The first single off blackSUMMERS’night–the followup to BLACKsummer’snight arriving on July 1– is what you’d expect from Maxwell: smooth and sensual, with his signature tenor painting a sonic portrait of being saved from darkness by love.

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