Maxwell Shares New Song ‘We Never Saw It Coming’

Maxwell has released a brand new song called “We Never Saw It Coming,” the first offering since his 2016 album, ‘blackSUMMERS’night.

Supported by a thrilling production with an underlying piano sound, the soulful crooner is caught off guard by a life-changing event. “No chance to overcome, I feel them walking,” he sings. “I guess my night has come / Is this real?”

Along with “We Never Saw It Coming,” Maxwell also debuted a stirring short film titled The Glass House. The clip captures Maxwell, his pregnant wife (Yomi Abiola) and young child joining hands as they live their last moments on earth together.

“As artists and storytellers, we have a responsibility to raise our voices to alert and activate people out of complacency,” Maxwell says about the film, which he created with Bush+Renz (Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz). “The Glass House serves as a sobering wake-up call that hopefully, we all have the courage and determination to answer, …before it’s too late.”

In August, the R&B veteran will host a “Black Summer Night For Social Justice” concert, which will shed light on a range of local and national civil rights issues. The concert will include performances by Fantasia, DVSN and Jazmine Sullivan.

Listen to “We Never Saw It Coming” below.

Watch The Glass House below.

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

Bryson Tiller and Tory Lanez Share New Song ‘Keep in Touch’

Tory Lanez and Bryson Tiller “Keep in Touch” with their distant lovers on their new collaboration. Tiller kicks off the retrospective track with a sweet ode to an old honey.

“You always got me on standby, when you know I need love,” Tiller coos. “I’m missing when we was us, Miss when I wasn’t famous / That’s when we could be us.”

Lanez picks up the phone and expresses his feelings to his old flame, singing, “I’m in first class, thinking about how you would get me right /Damn near made me miss the flight.”

“Keep in Touch” is set to appear on Lanez’ upcoming album, Love Me Now? The new project follows Memories Don’t Lie, which was released in March.

“I honestly can say that I’m more excited about this project than any of my previous ones,” commented Lanez on Love Me Now? “I feel like I’ve over-analyzed how musical and lyrical and balanced my albums had to be, therefore making the process take longer. This time around I’m just in a great space creatively and I don’t care about the opinions of anybody but my fans and real supporters.”

Tiller is working on Serenity, his follow-up to 2017’s True to Self. He is featured on H.E.R.’s new project, I Used to Know Her.

Check out Bryson and Lanez’ collabo below.

Snoh Aalegra and Luke James Drop ‘Out Of Your Way (Remix)’

Snoh Aalegra links with Luke James for the remix to her smooth track “Out Of Your Way.” The original version appears on the Swedish singer’s 2017 project, Feels.

On September 15, Aaelgra will kick off her Feels Tour at the Best Life Festival in Miami. From there, Aalegra will travel across North America for a month, making stops in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Listen to “Out Of Your Way” below.

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Tickets are on sale on Aalegra’s official website.

Leon Thomas Shares New Song ‘PLW’

Leon Thomas celebrates the power of women on his new single “PLW.” Short for “pretty little weapon,” the sharp guitar solo hears Thomas praising the sophisticated swag of his special lady.

“She’s a high heels killer, with the moves like Thriller / Only five-star dinner, she’s a sometimes sinner,” he sings in his amazing falsetto.

“PLW” is the third offering from Thomas’ forthcoming EP, Genesis, due this Friday (Aug. 24) on Priority Records. The 7-track project will include his Buddy-assisted single “Favorite” and “Sunken Place.” Elle Varner has lent her jazz cadence to a track titled “Beg.”

Mentored by music legend Babyface, Thomas is also one-half of the production/songwriting duo, The Rascals. They have worked with a variety of stars including Toni Braxton, Ariana Grande and Ty Dolla $ign, among others.

Listen to “PLW” below.

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