written by Carla Bynum
“All the Ways Love Can Feel” was released as a promotional single and is the perfect opener for the album. Maxwell refuses to settle for less and he wants a love that feels alive.
On the track “The Fall,” Maxwell realizes that things change and nothing in the world remains the same.
Maxwell feels that demons and cupid are targeting him but all he wants to do is dance and find a lady like Michelle Obama to hold him down on the song “III.”
Maxwell feels that maybe his love is a mistake and him and his lover aren’t meant to be on “Fingers Crossed.”
He declares that he is a “Hostage” in love and his lover can use him as they please.
“1990X” was first released as a promotional single on June 3rd. There are no words, music, lyrics or song that can describe how he feels about the special person in his life. All he wants is for them to lie side to side and climax together in any way they can
Maxwell’s lover has lost in the game of “Gods” she plays. He questions how he can give her what she can’t accept.
“Lost” has an old school R&B feel to it that isn’t Maxwell’s usual style. He has been lost for too long and doesn’t know if he can go on.
Maxwell wants to end the pain and back with his lover because she’s one of a kind on “Of All Kind.”
Maxwell begs his baby to listen closely and pay attention on the track “Listen Hear.” He wants them to be strong in their love. He wants her to open her eyes and see him clearly for who he is.
The album ends with the sounds of ocean waves crashing against the shore on the outro “Night.”
Maxwell’s hiatus from his own music hasn’t been easy. Fans have missed his silky vocals over soothing instrumentation since his break so it’s refreshing to hear new music from him that is so true to his style. BlackSUMMERS'night is the perfect way to continue the feeling of cleansing and escape that the lead single “Lake by the Ocean” started.
Recommended Tracks: “Lost,” “III,” “Listen Hear,” “Of All Kind”