First Listen: Maxwell feels no "Shame" with new love song

(October 5, 2018) “’Shame’ is a modern love song. Not just romantic love, but love for self and others. Social media has created an alternate world where people watch everything you do, including your failures. They even often feel a sense of joy in your pain. This creates a barrier to real intimacy because we’re preoccupied with appearances; with measuring up to what society thinks we should be, how we should look, what we should have and what we should aspire to. The song is about removing that mask of expectation and letting go of the shame of being real and vulnerable. The shadow of shame can only be broken when we unveil ourselves, and recognize that we that we are all human—flawed yet perfect, broken yet stronger with each obstacle.”

(October 5, 2018) “’Shame’ is a modern love song. Not just romantic love, but love for self and others. Social media has created an alternate world where people watch everything you do, including your failures. They even often feel a sense of joy in your pain. This creates a barrier to real intimacy because we’re preoccupied with appearances; with measuring up to what society thinks we should be, how we should look, what we should have and what we should aspire to. The song is about removing that mask of expectation and letting go of the shame of being real and vulnerable. The shadow of shame can only be broken when we unveil ourselves, and recognize that we that we are all human—flawed yet perfect, broken yet stronger with each obstacle.”

That is how Maxwell describes his brand new song, and the second advance single from his upcoming album, the third of the blacksummersnight trilogy. Shame has a more contemporary vibe than the prior single, “We Never Saw It Coming,” and it certainly has a message that lots of his fans can relate to.

The new album will not be coming out until 2019, but this is another cool preview that should keep folks anticipating it. Check it out below.

Maxwell – “Shame”

 
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