While speaking with ESSENCE the 42-year-old entertainer, who made his musical debut nearly 20 years ago with his Maxwell Urban Hang Suite, couldn’t quite contain himself when describing his new sound.
“I’m so hyped about the new album coming out,” he said. “It’s fresh and it’s different, but it is what I do. It doesn’t make you feel like, oh, yeah, that’s going to come out in 1996. You’re not going to feel that. At least I hope you don’t.”
Maxwell, who also will be performing a two shows at The Barclays with Nas this Valentine’s Day, attributed the growth of his sound to the passing of his grandmother and cousin.