Maxwell is back!

R&B crooner Maxwell will release his fourth studio album,”BLACKsummer’snight,” July 7 on Columbia Records, reports Billboard.  His first single, “Pretty Wings,” and its video debuted today.  

Maxwell produced the nine-song album, which was recorded with a ten-piece band.  To promote “BLACKsummer’snight,” Maxwell will be touring this summer and headlining the Essence Music Festival on July 4th. 

This is Maxwell’s first recording in nine years.