“Lake by the Ocean” is a song recorded by American R&B singer Maxwell, for his fifth studio album, blackSUMMERS’night (2016). Written and produced by MUSZE (Maxwell) and Hod David, the sultry single was released 8 April 2016 by Columbia Records as the first single from the album. Maxwell debuted the song, alongside “Rose”, on 14 February 2016 at the Barclays Center. After a seven-year hiatus, including delayed release dates and cancelled tours due to a medical issue, Maxwell’s first single from the second instalment of his trilogy BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT was released 8 April 2016.
“Lake By the Ocean” is described as a song that has been released after being described as “several years” in the making. The artist expressed, with regards to the single’s delayed released, that people did not have ill feelings towards him. Additionally, Maxwell shared that the song’s original composition was “much slower” and that he wanted people to know that the songs that he wrote and recorded were of his “real life”, in an interview with Kevin O’Donnell for Entertainment Weekly.
Maxwell – Lake By the Ocean Album: Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night Video: Directed by Philip Andelman Release Date: 03 June 2016 Label: Columbia Genre: R&B and Soul
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