Song of the Day: Maxwell is back

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Nearly everything about this track sounds like the neo-soul you already know -- except better played, smoother and lyrically deeper than a good chunk of what came in the earlier part of this bizarre century. The musician's return from an eight-year hiatus is this triumphant single from BLACKSummer'snight, the first in a trilogy. Little touches like the fuzzed-out bells, subtle guitar lines and horn expressions should signal many more good things to come.