is the second studio album
by rhythm and blues
, released by Columbia Records
on June 30
. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award
in the Best R&B Album category, losing to Erykah Badu's Baduizm
. In 1999, it won the Soul Train Music Award
for Best Male Soul/R&B Album.
As with his previous album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, Maxwell collaborated heavily with Stuart Matthewman, a long-time cohort of Sade. The album lacks the extended saxophone solos of its predecessor, but continues the trend towards heavy basslines and string arrangements. Two of the album's tracks are instrumental, with the remaining songs focusing on a theme of the rebirth of love and spirituality. Maxwell has described this as a nod to the soul music of the 1970s, which he is known for emulating.
All songs written by Musze (Maxwell) unless otherwise noted.
- "Gestation:Mythos" (although this is the first title on the disc, the album actually starts with the second track.)
- "Everwanting: To Want You To Want"
- "I'm You: You Are Me And We Are You (Pt. Me & You)"
- "Luxury: Cococure"
- "Drowndeep: Hula" (Stuart Matthewman, Musze)
- "Matrimony: Maybe You"
- "Arroz Con Pollo"
- "Know These Things: Shouldn't You" (Matthewman, Musze)
- "Submerge: Til We Become The Sun"
- "Gravity: Pushing To Pull" (Matthewman, Musze)
- "Eachhoureachsecondeachminuteeachday: Of My Life"