Maxwell has been giving us his all from his fifth studio album blackSUMMERS'night. So far, he has released the singles "Lake By The Ocean," "1990x" and "All The Ways Love Can Feel," and "Gods" is the latest track to get the single treatment and a music video to match. Known to captivate his audience with sexy, eye-catching visuals, he does it once again in "Gods."
Directed by Philip Andelman, who Maxwell has trusted with all of his creative videos, the visual for "Gods" puts Maxwell in a neon world, with striking lights and tall skylines. Meandering around the neon metropolis, Maxwell sings to his significant other, calling them out on their lies. A reflection of a parallel universe, Maxwell mentioned in an interview that he "wants fans to interpret the video on their own." With beautiful imagery, you won't be able to keep your eyes off Maxwell, whose skin reflects the colorful lights perfectly.
Along with releasing more visuals, Maxwell is heading out on a U.S. tour this summer. His jet-setting begins on May 23rd — his 44th birthday — and he'll be celebrating in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. After the festive kick-off, Common, Ledisi and Leela James will open for the singer on various tour dates, which you can find below. Maxwell was most recently on the road with Mary J. Blige for The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour and now he's headlining his own gig, which will wrap in June in San Francisco. You can get your tour tickets on his website (if you're a TIDAL subscriber, you can get pre-sale tickets today, while non-subscribers have to wait until March 31st). Additionally, $1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Artists for Peace and Justice. Use that good ol' TIDAL membership to watch the full video for "Gods" on the subscription service. If you still haven't bought in, you can watch a snippet of the new video right here before it's released to the public.
May 23 - Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena^
May 24 - Greenville, SC / Bon Secours Wellness Arena^
May 26 - Raleigh, NC / Red Hat Amphitheater*
May 27 - Virginia Beach, VA / Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
May 28 - Atlantic City, NJ / Borgata Resort Spa & Casino - Event Center*
May 30 - Kettering, OH (Dayton) / Fraze Pavilion*
June 1 - North Little Rock, AR / Verizon Arena*
June 2 - Biloxi, MS / Beau Rivage Resort & Casino*
June 3 - Baton Rouge, LA / River Center**
June 4 - Chattanooga, TN / Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium*
June 6 - Columbia, SC / Colonial Life Arena**
June 8 - Newark, NJ / The Prudential Center**
June 9 - Mashantucket, CT/ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino**
June 10 - Nassau, NY / Nassau Coliseum**
June 13 - Southaven, MS / Landers Center**
June 15 - Toledo, OH / Huntington Center*
June 16 - Grand Rapids, MI / Van Andel Arena*
June 23 - San Diego, CA / Valley View Casino Arena**
^w/ Common & Ledisi
*w/ Ledisi & Leela James
**w/ Ledisi only