Video : Maxwell – Lake By The Ocean | @_MAXWELL_

The highly appreciated R&B crooner Maxwell recently announced his return and his upcoming album blackSUMMERS’night, and today he returns as he delights us with some steamy visuals for the first installment called ‘Lake By The Ocean.’

Directed by Philip Andelman, the clip takes viewers on a journey in the daily life of a Haitian woman, weary from carrying jugs of water in the dusty summer heat. She escapes in the evening to watch Maxwell perform in an intimate café, followed by a passionate midnight rendezvous with him.

Maxwell says the video, “depicts a world in need of water and two clandestine lovers who meet with liquid dreams, one being the bare boned need for clean water, and another, the performer, who wants to be lost in the watery worlds of love and devotion.”

blackSUMMERS’night will arrive on July 1st. It’s his first album in seven years and the second chapter of a musical trilogy that began with 2009’s BLACKsummers’night.