Courtesy of Hard Rock Live
Born in Brooklyn to a Haitian mother and a Puerto Rican father, soul singer Maxwell
developed a love for gospel and funk at an early age. When he started writing songs in his late teens, he took inspiration from a variety of secular sources — he cites Prince, Marvin Gaye, Sade and Anita Baker as influences.
By the early 2000s, Maxwell had established himself as a major star in the R&B world. At that time, he also realized he had only three records left on his contract with Columbia, so he launched a trilogy that began with 2009’s BLACKsummers'night
. In 2016, he followed that album up with blackSUMMERS'night
, and he just recently released “We Never Saw It Coming,” his first piece of new music in two years.
Earlier this week, he announced a fall tour. He performs on Nov. 24 at Hard Rock Live
A presale begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, and tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday.