Grammy-Award winning R&B recording artist Maxwell has surprised fans with his latest offering, “We Never Saw It Coming”. The reflective ballad is the singers first release since 2016’s blackSUMMERS’night. The song comes courtesy of a short film he released exclusively on TIDAL called The Glass House.
Directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, the video features Maxwell and actress Yomi Abiola trapped in a literal glass house, full of cold, indistinct design. The two express heavy emotions and confusion before ultimately watching the city in view of their home explode.
Listen to “We Never Saw It Coming” Below:
On the song Maxwell says:
“As an artist I feel a responsibility to entertain as well as inform. In the words of the great Nina Simone, ‘it is the duty of the artist to reflect the times’. If we are to leave the world better than we found it, we all have to come together, unified in love, for our fellow man and this beautiful planet that we all call home.”
At the moment, there are no announced plans for an album or more music to come.