On the same day he revealed the album cover art for blackSUMMERS’night, Maxwell drops the sensual video for “Lake By The Ocean.”
Directed by Philip Andelman, the clip takes viewers on a journey in the daily life of a Haitian woman, weary from carrying jugs of water in the dusty summer heat. She escapes in the evening to watch Maxwell perform in an intimate café, followed by a passionate midnight rendezvous with him.
Maxwell says the video, “depicts a world in need of water and two clandestine lovers who meet with liquid dreams, one being the bare boned need for clean water, and another, the performer, who wants to be lost in the watery worlds of love and devotion.”
Andelman continues, “this was such a special experience, Maxwell’s vision for this piece really allowed us to push ourselves and create something personal. Shooting in small villages and pristine coastlines immersed us into the heart of the song. I am so grateful to have been part of this journey.”
blackSUMMERS’night will arrive on July 1st. It’s his first album in seven years and the second chapter of a musical trilogy that began with 2009’s BLACKsummers’night.
Starting June 18th, he will embark on his SUMMERS’ 2016 30-date tour, including a headlining slot at Essence Festival.