In some good news out of 2022 – new Maxwell music is here! 

More good news is that you can channel Maxwell’s smooth style yourself. The BLACK SUMMERS’ NIGHT sunglasses worn in the new OFF video will be available February 1st, but you can preorder yours now. Quantities are limited, so take advantage of your chance to lock down a pair for yourself here. Additionally – the first 50 to order will arrive in a signed case by Maxwell.

We are excited to expand the STATE X Maxwell Collaboration with a new limited-edition sunglass style designed in partnership with recording artist, three-time Grammy winner, and modern soul star, Maxwell. Named BLACK SUMMERS’ NIGHT, the sunglasses reference Maxwell’s acclaimed album trilogy whose final chapter will be released in 2022. 

The design of BLACK SUMMERS’ NIGHT takes inspiration from Maxwell’s trademark modern soul sound as well as his personal style – a bit of 70s flair with soul vibes and subtle details. BLACK SUMMERS’ NIGHT builds on the aesthetic of the STATE x Maxwell collab, adding a titanium sunglass to the capsule collection. Special details, like hand-painted accents on the frame’s side shields and STATE’s trademark pyramidal temple tip, give the sunglasses a soul of their own, harking back to Maxwell’s individual style. 

Crafted in Japan, BLACK SUMMERS’ NIGHT will be available in three colorways: BLACK- a midnight blue frame with brown gradient lenses, summers’- a rose gold frame with light pink lenses, and night- a chrome frame with light aqua lenses. The fashion-tinted lenses of the summers’ and night colors are perfectly suited for wearing out for the evening, or in Maxwell’s case, on stage. Each pair of sunglasses will feature limited-edition packaging, including a custom cleaning cloth sharing a message from Maxwell. 

STATE is proud to contribute a portion of sales from STATE X Maxwell to Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund (O-YES). Born out of the struggles of 2020 and seeking to provide more opportunities to teens in black and brown communities, O-YES provides tuition, an internship, and mentorship to high school seniors who aspire to become opticians. The inaugural class of O-YES students are starting their second semester of school now, thanks in part to your support of STATE x Maxwell.

Now let’s let Maxwell play us out – watch the OFF video here:

The single has us so excited for Maxwell’s upcoming Night tour. View tour dates near you. Maybe you and Maxwell will be wearing the same shades at the shows!