8 years later, Maxwell has a new CD out and it is on top of the charts like we thought it would be. The CD sold 316,000 copies which actually is his highest sales in one week ever. Interesting.
He recently did an interview with the Associated Press and this to say:
AP: Your CD is part of a trilogy, and the subsequent CDs will be released in 2010 and 2011. Do feel like the other two CDs will have to be altered just because every second, everyday our lives and emotions change?
Maxwell: Hopefully with the topics and with what I've written and what I've experienced I think they'll be able to stand the test of time. "Pretty Wings" was written not lyrically but musically in 2002. Just before we release (the others) I'll probably go back to the studio and tweak things here and there.
AP: I know the first single "Pretty Wings" is about your last relationship, but have you been able to be date now that the CD is out and you're on tour?
Maxwell: I'm trying. I met somebody and there's a lot of feeling there but it's tough to try to juggle it with a career. That's kind of why I wanted to wait too. I want to have relationship. I got to meet girls who didn't even know what I did and thought it was funny. "Oh, that's cute. That's what you do? Cool, anyway" To be honest with you I kind of like it. It's good to be respected but I don't want people to think like, "Oh my god, he's like a rocket scientist."
AP: Have you considered growing back your hair (his full Afro was his signature look for years)?
Maxwell: (Laughs) I probably will. Thank God I can. That's the one cool thing, there's an option. I'm kind of happy. I've got some of my friends who have lost their hair. I'm just grateful there is an option.
AP: What's been the biggest growth you've seen in yourself since you debuted in 1996?
Maxwell: I actually can accept love a lot easier. I don't question it so much. I'm not suspicious as much. I was pretty suspicious. Especially when you start to have celebrity around you, you don't know if people really like you or if they've got stars in their eyes or whatever. I'm much more trusting. I feel a lot more permanent especially with the time away and coming back.
Very cool stuff. he talks about the upcoming CD's possibly having duets with Nas and Sade.-Dr.FB