10 Questions for Maxwell

The Grammy-winning soul singer on music, hair and his eight-year hiatus. Maxwell will now take your questions

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Grammy-winning soul singer, Maxwell

You have a new sense of wisdom, confidence and maturity on your new album, BLACKsummers'night. What changed?

Sandra Appiah, TORONTO

Being 36 years old changes you a lot, and so does eight years away from career, fame, needing attention, needing to be loved by strangers on some level. I was loving anonymity. I was loving the fact that I could meet a girl who didn't know who I was. I enjoyed it very much, I have to say.

Why did you decide to cut your hair?

Philisa LeGrier, AUGUSTA, GA.

I needed a change. I didn't want to be a caricature....

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