Our current reigning Album Of The Week is blackSUMMERS’night, the long-awaited pillowy-soul odyssey from the elusive R&B demigod Maxwell. The album is out in a mere two days, and it’s not streaming anywhere yet. Instead, Maxwell has been letting the world hear bits of it, one song at a time: “Lake By The Ocean,” “1990x,” “Gods,” “All The Ways Love Can Feel.” Today, he’s letting us hear the lush, rippling “Hostage.” It’s got a tricky groove with all these subtle production flourishes, and it’s got Maxwell sounding radiant and assured. Listen below.
BlackSUMMERS’night is out 7/1 on Columbia. Those drums!