I was listening to him the other day. I can't believe it's been over ten years since his first album dropped.
He went from playing a small industry mixer at the Supper Club to selling out three nights at Radio City Music Hall in within one year.
Stuart Matthewman who was in Sade's band produced several of the tracks. Maxwell was great in concert. Had charisma for days. Then six years ago or so, nothing. He disappeared.
My first week working at Sony Music in NYC I was on the elevator with a very handsome man. It was Maxwell and he was on his way to meet with Donnie Ienner (former head of Columbia Records). My coworkers and I were at that Supper Club show and it was amazing. Usually industry people are so cynical and rude, never listening to the artist. But that night everyone stop talking. We knew we were seeing someone special.
His rendition of Kate Bush's "Woman's Work" is just beautiful.
According to this clip he has a new album coming out soon. I miss the 'fro but look forward to hearing it. I'm curious to see how he will do in this current music climate.
Have a great weekend.