Per Huffington Post:
The R&B star said the experiences he’s had since coming back to music with 2009’s Grammy-winning “BLACKsummers’night” inspired him to release the second album in his trilogy. “SUMMERS,” originally planned for release in 2010, will come out this year, he said.
“I lost my cousin. I lost a lot of things. I lost a lot of friends. I came to realize so many good things about people that were always really there, and then so many bad things about people who really weren’t. When you turn 40 and when you cross a decade, God shows you the truth and you just sort of have to take it and run with it, and basically make the right choices, and that’s kind of where I’m at right now,” he said.
“I think that’s why the album can come out now.”
Fans will hear some of those new songs when Maxwell kicks off his two-month “Summer Soulstice” tour June 15 in Minneapolis. It’s his first tour since canceling his six-date U.S. trek in 2011 because of vocal swelling and hemorrhaging. (He said surgery was successful.)