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Maxwell teases NIGHT with new song "Shame"

Currently on his "50 Intimate Nights Live" Tour

Maxwell teases NIGHT with new song “Shame”

Certified Classics Re-Releases 'Embrya' in Celebration of its 20th Anniversary

(New York, NY): Today, Maxwell debuts "Shame," pairing his signature falsetto with sultry synths and soft, echoing drum taps. Written and produced by Musze (Maxwell's pen name) and long time collaborator, Hod David, "Shame" is a classic Maxwell love story about a complicated relationship. The new song is the debut single off upcoming album 'NIGHT,' concluding his ‘BLACKSUMMERS'NIGHT' trilogy, slated for release in 2019 on Columbia Records. A visual for the track, directed by JAY-Z collaborators Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz (Bush + Renz), will follow.

Listen to "Shame":

""Shame” is a modern love song. Not just romantic love, but love for self and others, Maxwell explains. "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," he continues. "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’s ambitious ‘BLACKSUMMERS'NIGHT' trilogy began with ‘BLACK’ in 2009 complete with his sultry smash “Pretty Wings.” The second installment, ‘SUMMERS,’ released in 2016 and named Pitchfork’s Best New Music, featured the 2017 Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner “Lake by the Ocean.” The two albums have earned Maxwell seven GRAMMY nominations and three wins, spanning 10 years.

Maxwell recently embarked on his "50 Intimate Nights Live" tour, a 50-day-trek to North America's top theaters. Lauded for his "silky charisma" (Rolling Stone), his impeccable vocals, and the sheer physicality of his performance, the soul singer is accompanied by a six-piece band complete with keyboardists, guitarists and back-up vocalists.

Following on the heels of performances at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Afropunk Paris, and the 50th annual U.S. Open Opening Night Ceremony, Maxwell will debut long awaited new material alongside his many critically acclaimed hits. On his last tour, Billboard said “no one can bend and flex his lithe physique like Maxwell (or his supple tenor/falsetto, for that matter)...his cool, sexy moves set off new waves of screams each time."  


"50 Intimate Nights Live" Tour Dates:

10/5 - National Harbor, MD - The Theater at MGM National Harbor

10/6 - Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion

10/8 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall

10/9 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

10/10 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium

10/12 - Atlanta, GA - State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

10/13 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theatre at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

10/14 - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre

10/16 - Orlando, FL - Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

10/17 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at the Event Center

10/18 - St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater

10/20 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center Concert Hall

10/21 - Jackson, MS - Thalia Mara Hall

10/24 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre

10/25 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre

10/27 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

10/28 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

10/29 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre

11/1 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre

11/2 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

11/3 - Reno, NV - Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort

11/4 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl @ Palms Casino Resort

11/8 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre

11/9 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre

11/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater

11/14 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

11/15 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre

11/18 - Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/20 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

11/21 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre

11/23 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace

11/24 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live

11/26 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

11/28 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theater

11/29 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre At Westbury

12/1 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre

12/2 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

12/3 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

12/5 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

12/7 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre

12/8 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater

12/9 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre


Sony Music's Certified Classics re-released Maxwell's 'Embrya' in celebration of the seminal album's 20th anniversary. The package features a special 2-LP white vinyal package and a 12-page booklet featuring never-before-seen photos from the original Embrya photo shoot by Mario Sorrenti.

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