Maxwell has announced a 2019 release date for NIGHT which is the third album in his BLACKSUMMERSNIGHT trilogy. He started this musical chapter in 2009 with BLACKsummer’snight and followed with blackSUMMERS’night in 2016. “Shame” is the first single from NIGHT and he explained it in a press release:
‘”Shame” is a modern love song. Not just romantic love, but love for self and others. Social media has created an alternate world where people watch everything you do, including your failures. They even often feel a sense of joy in your pain. This creates a barrier to real intimacy because we’re preoccupied with appearances; with measuring up to what society thinks we should be, how we should look, what we should have and what we should aspire to. The song is about removing that mask of expectation and letting go of the shame of being real and vulnerable. The shadow of shame can only be broken when we unveil ourselves, and recognize that we that we are all human—flawed yet perfect, broken yet stronger with each obstacle.’
Maxwell is his 50 Intimate Nights Live Tour right now with Marsha Ambrosius as the opening act.