Maxwell, so happy to have you back. Lake by the Ocean is soulful, melodic, and smooth. Maxwell's voice is a welcomed presence among the harsh realities of life. It is a voice we can get lost in even if it is for a measly three minutes. I am trying not to be upset about this every 7 year album release though. I mean, really. 2009 was the last album release. If this single is any indication of what to expect from the album, I am not-so-patiently waiting for the release.