Maxwell’s New Single ‘Off’ Marks The Return Of The ‘Soul Train Awards’ Legend

The celebrated singer also announced a 2022 U.S. tour.

Dim the lights and get your speaker sets ready: Maxwell is back. One of the greatest voices of the neo-soul era, Maxwell continues to take it slow with his new single, “Off,” which will appear on blacksummers’NIGHT. The album is the third installment of his musical trilogy. BLACKsummers'night was released in 2009 and blackSUMMERS' night dropped in 2016.

Far from a social-message song, “Off” finds the six-time Soul Train Award winner in his seductive element. Throughout the track, he champions those who shoot their shots and croons about being on a mission to go “off.” This song is truly classic Maxwell.

“I see you in the dark / You’re like moonlit spark / I’m in awe / Creamy chocolate work of art / Your skin is so damn soft / Coco butter silky thoughts,” he sings on the track, produced by him and longtime creative partner Hod David. Intoxicating and brimming with heat, those years of teasing have finally paid off, as blacksummers’NIGHT will arrive in spring of 2022.

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The 48-year-old also shared via press release that he will go on a 25-date U.S. tour with Anthony Hamilton and Joe.

In related news, BET announced that the three-time Grammy winner will receive the “Legend” award at this year’s Soul Train Awards.

“It’s an honor to be presented with the Legend award by a community that’s been growing with me throughout my career,” said Maxwell via press release. “I’m so grateful to be sharing this moment with everyone and returning to the Apollo for an evening of excellence.”

Fellow artist, Ashanti, will be the recipient of the “Lady of Soul” honor.

You can watch all the excitement with Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold returning as hosts, this Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

Watch Maxwell’s “Off” video below:

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