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Maxwell also announced a new album and tour, which includes a stop at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July 4 weekend.

Apr, 07, 2016

Maxwell fans have just been blessed with an all new song!

It's been almost seven years since the R&B singer released BLACKsummers'night and now, the first of BlackSUMMERS'night can be heard.

EXCLUSIVE: Maxwell Answers Burning Questions About His New Album and Why It's Six Years in the Making

"Lake By the Ocean" has been teased on Maxwell's Instagram all week long and today is the day the amazing full track has been released.

Not only is the new album on the way but a summer tour is planned too!

Beginning June 18, Maxwell embark on a 25-date tour including a major headlining perfomance at ESSENCE Festival in July. Official tour stops will be announced on April 11.

What are you looking forward to hearing from the album when it drops July 1? Do you have your tour coins ready?!

Take a listen to the full track and let us know your thoughts.

"Lake By The Ocean" is available via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play.