Photo courtesy of the artistAfter teasing new music over the past few weeks, Maxwell released his new single, “We Never Saw It Coming,” Wednesday.
The song is accompanied by a short film called The Glass House featuring Nigerian model/journalist Yomi Abiola. The three-time Grammy Award winner tweeted clips from the mini-movie as he appears with her in a spacious home atop a mountain. She’s pregnant, and obviously angry as she slams a coffee cup in the kitchen.
As the couple sit across from each other at a table, she says, “What are you saying, I don’t understand.”
Later, as she holds a baby in her arms, they stand at a window, holding hands, and witness an explosion from afar as a mushroom cloud forms over the city.
In the song, Maxwell sings, “We never been so divided, scattered and spread among/Like useful ashes the phoenix overcomes/And what can I do I know it’s so uncontrollable/We never saw it, like the bombs that’s blasting, religious clashing, the world is asking/We never saw this, we never never saw this coming, coming.”
The film was directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, who shot the short film Kill Jay-Z for JAY-Z’s 2017 album 4:44.
Maxwell’s most recent album, blackSummers’night, was released July 1, 2016. No word yet on the release date of his next album.
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