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tritoncin

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New Maxwell song...

"America is a continent..."
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Reply #1 posted 11/17/21 1:57pm

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Could've been a Lenny Kravitz song.
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Reply #2 posted 11/17/21 2:03pm

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love it. cool guess it's finally time for NIGHT to get a release cool

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Reply #3 posted 11/17/21 3:23pm

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LILpoundCAKE said:

love it. cool guess it's finally time for NIGHT to get a release cool



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Reply #4 posted 11/17/21 3:56pm

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LILpoundCAKE said:

love it. cool guess it's finally time for NIGHT to get a release cool


Man, talk about stretching some shit out! BLACK and SUMMER were what - like 5 years apart or so? And between NOW and BLACK was years and years. He all but lost most of his fan base. Sure folks will return, but not in the same numbers.

What he also fucked up with is after NOW is that people lost interest in neo-soul. The genre died out by 2002 or 2003. He's not to blame for it, but he also didn't stay in the mix to keep it going. Erykah didn't either, very much. Lauryn Hill went off and did whatever it is she did with papa guru. So once Maxwell came back, and his music had changed a bit anyway, it was just weird.

We were glad to see him back, but I have to say, BLACK wasn't nearly what I wished it had been. I don't remember one song from SUMMER'S. I think I own it. shrug

With the letdown of the first two in this alleged trilogy, I honestly don't have huge hopes for NIGHT. But, I'm always going to give it a listen. He's still Maxwell, he's still talented and a great songwriter. But I sorta wish Hod David would shake the shit out of Maxwell and get him back on track.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #5 posted 11/18/21 9:27am

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TrivialPursuit said:

LILpoundCAKE said:

love it. cool guess it's finally time for NIGHT to get a release cool


Man, talk about stretching some shit out! BLACK and SUMMER were what - like 5 years apart or so? And between NOW and BLACK was years and years. He all but lost most of his fan base. Sure folks will return, but not in the same numbers.

What he also fucked up with is after NOW is that people lost interest in neo-soul. The genre died out by 2002 or 2003. He's not to blame for it, but he also didn't stay in the mix to keep it going. Erykah didn't either, very much. Lauryn Hill went off and did whatever it is she did with papa guru. So once Maxwell came back, and his music had changed a bit anyway, it was just weird.

We were glad to see him back, but I have to say, BLACK wasn't nearly what I wished it had been. I don't remember one song from SUMMER'S. I think I own it. shrug

With the letdown of the first two in this alleged trilogy, I honestly don't have huge hopes for NIGHT. But, I'm always going to give it a listen. He's still Maxwell, he's still talented and a great songwriter. But I sorta wish Hod David would shake the shit out of Maxwell and get him back on track.

BLACK took some time to grow on me but when it did, I bumped that album constantly. I remember SUMMER'S sounding like a compilation of songs with very little to no cohesiveness. But then I have to remember that it was SEVEN years in the making. I also noticed on SUMMER’S that Maxwell’s voice changed.

I’m not thrilled about this new single but I’m looking forward to completing the trilogy.

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Reply #6 posted 11/18/21 2:43pm

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BLACK took some time to grow on me but when it did, I bumped that album constantly. I remember SUMMER'S sounding like a compilation of songs with very little to no cohesiveness. But then I have to remember that it was SEVEN years in the making. I also noticed on SUMMER’S that Maxwell’s voice changed.

I’m not thrilled about this new single but I’m looking forward to completing the trilogy.


You nailed it there. There wasn't a cohesiveness to it. And I don't believe all of it will be a cohesive set in retrospect once (if) we get it all. I think he's sticking to the trilogy just because he started it. I don't know if he ever had a real plan, it's just sorta ...there.

I've still not listened to the single.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #7 posted 11/18/21 2:57pm

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Cool! Nice song nothing special...read that he was inspired by Prince when he wrote this one..i can see that. The last great song imo by Maxwell was Lake By the Ocean

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Reply #8 posted 11/18/21 3:30pm

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HrdwcH said:

Could've been a Lenny Kravitz song.

With a bit of Prince thrown in. I like it!
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Reply #9 posted 11/27/21 1:52am

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I'll check it out. Don't feel the new song but don't hate it either. It's not complete yet but So far I'm disappointed with the Trilogy especially disc 2 BLACKsummersnight. It's not as good as Urban Hang Suite, Embrya or Now. I always thought the Trilogy project was complete and would be released every year. In my head I assumed BLACKsummersnight would be really hardcore funk,blackSUMMERSnight would be more Embrya-ish and NIGHT would be his most sensual, quiet storm album ever.
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Reply #10 posted 11/27/21 4:34am

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I love Maxwell;but, I’m not feeling this song. Maybe a few more listens will help.
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Reply #11 posted 11/27/21 7:36am

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Sounds nothing like Lenny. His singing is really powerful. The music is sparse but in tha pocket. It's as good as the new Bruno shat.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 11/27/21 7:37am

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There seems to be an R&B comeback?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #13 posted 11/27/21 4:47pm

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There needs to be a neo-soul comeback.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #14 posted 11/28/21 4:30am

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Maxwell true to himself. long live the Prince of Neo Soul!

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Reply #15 posted 11/28/21 12:56pm

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I finally listened to the song just now. I listened twice.

This sounds more like Maxwell than anything he's done (which is very little) since Now. This is what he should've done about 3 or 4 years after Now.

He's very high-hat-y with the last two albums, and this song, but the arrangement overall, the chords, the production, the sounds - much more on-brand for him.

Now the question is: Will this be on NIGHT? Will be a sore thumb track, or is it indicative of the direction that NIGHT will take?

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #16 posted 12/01/21 6:41am

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Some - very few - artists have released records so great that they deserve that one listens to all their new releases. Not saying you have to like them, but to listen to them at least once. Maxwell is one of those artists in my view.

So hey, get a new record out... I'l be listening cool

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Reply #17 posted 12/01/21 2:33pm

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I finally listened to the song just now. I listened twice.

This sounds more like Maxwell than anything he's done (which is very little) since Now. This is what he should've done about 3 or 4 years after Now.

He's very high-hat-y with the last two albums, and this song, but the arrangement overall, the chords, the production, the sounds - much more on-brand for him.

Now the question is: Will this be on NIGHT? Will be a sore thumb track, or is it indicative of the direction that NIGHT will take?

This is the lead single, and the Night album is being released in Spring 2022.

He released "Shame" in 2018, I believe that was a stand alone single.

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Reply #18 posted 12/01/21 4:38pm

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Nick715 said:

This is the lead single, and the Night album is being released in Spring 2022.

He released "Shame" in 2018, I believe that was a stand alone single.


While I don't not believe you, I'll just say I will believe it when I see it.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #19 posted 12/03/21 2:12pm

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Nick715 said:

This is the lead single, and the Night album is being released in Spring 2022.

He released "Shame" in 2018, I believe that was a stand alone single.


While I don't not believe you, I'll just say I will believe it when I see it.

Haha. I totally get it.

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Reply #20 posted 12/03/21 2:29pm

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So, let's take a side bar and talk about Maxwell's albums. Let's take a minute and rate them.

Oddly, for me, the rate mostly how they came out. I'd include unplugged in there right where it was released. I do think Urban Hang Suite is his best record to date. The whole journey, the production, it's just brilliant. If we took unplugged out of the mix as a proper studio album, then Embrya is next. It's a different kind of texture. It's "thicker," creamy. UHS is more silky and luxurious, but Embrya feels organic, fluid.

Now departs from that a bit, but still has its own sound.

But then you have the long period before BLACK came out, and it was a hard right turn from his aural aesthetic. I don't have words for it, and I've never listened to SUMMER'S more than once or twice when it was released five years ago, so I don't remember one thing from it.

So my list is the order his albums came out, as far as best to least.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #21 posted 12/05/21 7:11am

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So, let's take a side bar and talk about Maxwell's albums. Let's take a minute and rate them.

Oddly, for me, the rate mostly how they came out. I'd include unplugged in there right where it was released. I do think Urban Hang Suite is his best record to date. The whole journey, the production, it's just brilliant. If we took unplugged out of the mix as a proper studio album, then Embrya is next. It's a different kind of texture. It's "thicker," creamy. UHS is more silky and luxurious, but Embrya feels organic, fluid.

Now departs from that a bit, but still has its own sound.

But then you have the long period before BLACK came out, and it was a hard right turn from his aural aesthetic. I don't have words for it, and I've never listened to SUMMER'S more than once or twice when it was released five years ago, so I don't remember one thing from it.

So my list is the order his albums came out, as far as best to least.

For me its:

1) Embrya - It might be because its the first of his albums I heard but theres just something about this one. Can't think of an album by him or anyone lese that sounds quite like this. Its apt the cover has him under water as thats how the production feels to me.

2) BLACKSummersNight - I thought this was a spectacular come back after so long away. His most song centric release.

3) Urban Hang Suite - Brilliant although it tails of a bit in the second half for me

4) Now - Very solid release with some of his best material (Lifetime is my favourate Maxwell song) but feels like he's overcompensating and playing it a bit safe after the commercial failure of Embrya

5) BlackSUMMERSNight - Still really decent but just doesn't feel nearly as focused as his other albums. I was worried when he didn't come through on his plan to release the trilogy in consecutive years as I had a feeling the focus would be lost

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Reply #22 posted 12/05/21 1:21pm

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funkypixie said:

1) Embrya - It might be because its the first of his albums I heard but theres just something about this one. Can't think of an album by him or anyone lese that sounds quite like this. Its apt the cover has him under water as thats how the production feels to me.


I remember him on Storytellers. He mentioned Embrya and wondered if people had heard it, and seemed really surprised when people cheered for the album. It's almost like he a great bit of self-doubt about the album's dexterity and longevity.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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