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Maxwell Is About to Lay It Down in the Video for ‘1990x’

Update: You no longer need TIDAL to stream "1990x." Watch the full version below. After traveling to (and making love in) Haiti for the…
Brian Josephs / August 19, 2016

Maxwell Traveled From Haiti to the Bedroom for ‘blackSUMMERS’night’

Over the past decade, R&B has moved into icier and sparser soundscapes while its male stars succeed by giving genuinely bad relationship advice. The genre's focus now is a far…
Brian Josephs / July 1, 2016

Maxwell Continues ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ Buildup With ‘Hostage’

This weekend, the skies will be filled with fireworks and love thanks to Maxwell. He's releasing blackSUMMERS'night, his first album in seven years, this Friday and has…
Brian Josephs / June 29, 2016

Review: Maxwell Relieves That Stress (on His Syllables) With ‘blackSUMMERS’night’

Halfway through his first album since the formation of the Tea Party, Maxwell sings, "I’m hearin’ and I’m sayin’ things all the time / The…
Alfred Soto / June 28, 2016

Maxwell Follows Up BET Awards Performance With ‘All the Ways Love Can Feel’

Maxwell unfortunately became a bit of a meme at the BET Awards because of his bemused response to actress Taraji P. Henson's monologue. It's all…
Brian Josephs / June 27, 2016

Maxwell Gets Vulnerable Once Again on ‘Gods’

July will open up with blackSUMMERS'night, Maxwell's fifth studio album. The fast-approaching LP is his first in seven years, so what's another week? Well, if you're still too…
Brian Josephs / June 24, 2016

Listen to Maxwell’s Languid New Track ‘1990x’

R&B polymath Maxwell has been more or less one of the gentlest vital artists of his day, rarely straying from his signature low-key grooves or…
Dan Weiss / June 3, 2016

Maxwell Takes it Back to His Ancestry for ‘Lake By the Ocean’ Video

We're actually getting a Maxwell album this year: blackSUMMERS’night, his first album in seven years, is scheduled to drop on July 1. If the released cover…
Brian Josephs / May 26, 2016

Maxwell Returns With His First Single of the Decade, ‘Lake By the Ocean’

Less than a week after his debut album, 1996's Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, celebrated its 20th anniversary, neo-soul icon Maxwell has released his first new…
Andrew Unterberger / April 8, 2016

Scenes from Red Bull’s Winter Music Conference Party

For this year’s Winter Music Conference, Red Bull sponsored its own pool-partying Guest House. Over the course of four days, the Gale South Beach encampment…
Jolie Ruben / April 1, 2014

Maxwell Cancels Discography Tour Due to Vocal Hemorrhage

The latest larynxial victim to join the seemingly unending list of artists recently sidelined with throat problems is Maxwell, who cancelled his brief U.S. tour…
Devon Maloney / June 25, 2012

Maxwell Playing Entire Discography in Series of Arena Shows

It's hard to believe, but the supple-voiced singer Maxwell is already due for a comeback from his latest comeback. Almost three years after releasing the…
Marc Hogan / April 17, 2012

Grammy Preview: Who’ll Win?

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards feature an amazing roster of performers, including Green Day, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and many more. (Watch the show…
Steve Kandell / January 28, 2010

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week: Charitable Musicians

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / January 22, 2010

Tough Questions for Maxwell

While he may have parted ways with his signature 'fro since going into self-imposed exile eight years ago, Maxwell certainly hasn't lost the silky-smooth voice…
John Sellers / July 27, 2009

New Albums from Against Me!, Cage, and 7 More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / July 7, 2009

D’Angelo: What the Hell Happened?

[This article was originally published in the August 2008 issue of SPIN. To coincide with the release of D'Angelo's long-awaited third album, Black Messiah, we're repromoting…
David Peisner / August 5, 2008