Almost 4 years ago, Maxwell was scheduled to release a new album, BlackSUMMERS’night, the follow-up to BLACKsummers’night. But that was put on hold because of medical issues with vocal swelling and hemorrhaging.

Maxwell fans, rejoice!

Not only was his new song “Lake by the Ocean” released, but the album will be released on July 1.

Maxwell took to Facebook Live to talk about his album, and let’s just say fans were overjoyed.

Hey it’s Max this is my new single “Lake By The Ocean” – check it out!

Posted by Maxwell on Thursday, April 7, 2016

“Basically, the song represents falling in love after a very tough trial period in life and finding contentment in the smallest things next to the biggest things,” the singer said during a live Q&A on his Facebook. “‘Being content in a lake when you have an entire ocean near you is the epitome of true happiness.”

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