The return of our beloved Maxwell has come with its share of fanfare, include the singer being awarded the Soul Train Legend award at this year’s Soul Train Awards. He also made sure it’d be something to remember by dropping “OFF,” the lead single to his much-anticipated blacksummers’NIGHT, and the announcement of a 2022 tour. Now he’s bringing the heat and sex appeal with the official video for the single.
In the clip, Maxwell takes us to a pretty hot place: the desert. That’s not exactly the kind of heat we were expecting to get in the clip, but the crooner makes it work thanks to his timeless sex appeal. He arrives onscreen dressed to the nines (including having his signature ‘fro braided back into cornrows) as he wanders through the desert aimlessly. Though we never see where exactly he’s trying to go, we are given visions of him late at night with a sultry cutie as the two get comfy and cozy in a car. Eventually, Maxwell turns to see the moon looming pretty large on the horizon, leaving us to wonder if he’s even on this planet.
We’ve seen more creative visual offerings from Maxwell in the past, but “OFF” definitely keeps the sexy vibes going while possibly showing us what this new era will look like for the singer. Get into him steaming up the desert when you press play.