Maxwell Releases “Gods” Remix Video, “More Gods”

Maxwell is ready to bring more (gods)…

The 44-year-old half-Puerto Rican R&B singer, currently on tour, is releasing a remix video for his R&B smash single “Gods.”


Maxwell fans can get their first look at “More Gods”– the Grammy winner’s upbeat, stylish revamp centered around DJ Kapiro’s remix of the song — on Billboard.

Motivated after listening to DJ Kapiro’s remix, Maxwell tells Billboard that he “was inspired to add an extra visual element to the video, something different. I’m looking forward to hearing it on the radio.”

Brandon Carter directed the “More Gods” video remix. The original neon pink “Gods” video, released in March by Maxwell and Tidal, was directed by Philip Andelman.

Aside from the remix’s beat-heavy rhythms and Maxwell’s mesmerizing refrain “do what you want” (also written out in various languages onscreen), the video finds the singer also teasing his next album. It’s the anticipated final chapter in an album trilogy that began with 2009’s BLACKsummers’night and 2016’s second installment blackSUMMERS’night, which features “Gods.”

Asked about the arrival date for his next album, Maxwell offers only a cryptic reply: “Be prepared to be surprised. Night is coming.”

Maxwell will perform at the UNITAS Gala “Against Human Trafficking” on Sept. 12. Upcoming stops on his national tour include Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl, Oct. 6), Las Vegas (The Cosmopolitan, Oct. 7) and Concord, Calif. (Concord Pavilion, Oct. 8).

Maxwell & Tidal Release Video for His Latest Single “Gods”

Maxwell is offering a gift from the Gods

The 43-year-old half-Puerto Rican R&B singer has released the video for his latest single “Gods” via Tidal.


Filmed at various locations in Los Angeles, including the downtown area, the Philip Andelman-directed video uses pink neon to accent a lit-up City of Angels as Maxwell tools around in a 1982 white Lamborghini.

Explaining the video’s concept, Maxwell tells Billboard, “Inspiration stemmed from having an experience of sort of seeing the spiritual parallel universe — that which can’t be seen. Art is subjective, visions evolve and I want fans to interpret the video on their own. I hope they enjoy it.”

Now in its third week on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs, “Gods” rises 23-18 as of the week ending April 1.

The mid-tempo track is the follow-up to earlier singles “1990x” and “Lake by the Ocean” — the latter of which earned Maxwell a Grammy for best R&B song in February.

All three songs are featured on the singer/songwriter’s 2016 album, blackSUMMERS’night, which bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Click here to see the video.

Maxwell to Release New Last-Days-of-Summer-Themed Album

Maxwell is preparing to release the next album in his musical trilogy…

The 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer, who performed at this year’s Essence Festival, plans to release his follow-up to BLACKsummers’night late this summer or early in the fall, according to Billboard. Released on July 7, 2009, it was the first in a planned trilogy of albums.


The album will likely be titled blackSUMMERS’night, according to the music website.

“The album’s pretty much about the last day of summer, so I felt like it was a good idea to release it at the end of the summer,” says Maxwell. “It has that bittersweet feel to it. I don’t like things to be too happy. It’s when you go back to school, summer’s over then you kind of have that wonderful week where you get crazy. That’s what the essence of the record is.”

Maxwell offered a preview of the highly anticipated album in January with a 73-second preview of a new track, “Gods,” which the singer confirmed would be included on SUMMERS and formed part of the playlist during his Friday night set at Essence fest.

But that’s not the only new music he has on the way — a duets EP with his “Fire We Make” collaborator Alicia Keys is also in the works.

Maxwell to Embark on Special Tour

He’s released four acclaimed albums in his career… And, now Maxwell will sing every track from those albums during a six-day tour this summer…

For two nights in three cities (Los Angeles, Atlanta and New Jersey), the 38-year-old half-Puerto Rican R&B singer will perform his four albums in full, including his Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, Embrya, Now and BLACKsummers’night.


Maxwell, a two-time Grammy winner, will perform his first two albums on the first night in each city and his other two albums on the second night.

Check out the tour dates below:

6/20 – Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite and Embrya)

6/21 – Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (Now and BLACKsummers’night)

7/27 – Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena (Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite and Embrya)

7/28 – Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena (Now and BLACKsummers’night)

8/03 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center (Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite and Embrya)

8/04 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center (Now and BLACKsummers’night)