Noteworthy Shedding light on the creative process.

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Shedding light on the creative process

NPR contributor Jason King (right) sits down with R&B star Maxwell in an episode of the documentary series Noteworthy. NPR hide caption

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Zooming In On The Creative Process, One Artist At A Time

Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Jason King about the new documentary series Noteworthy, in which he profiles prominent musicians and reveals the secrets behind how they write, produce and record.

Zooming In On The Creative Process, One Artist At A Time

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"I didn't know what I was going to do. It just happened," Maxwell says of recording his new song "Lost," which he tracked in one take. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 7 Years, Maxwell Is Back At It With 'blackSUMMERS'night'

The R&B singer can work fast — he recorded two of the tracks on his new album totally off the cuff. So why did the album take so long to make? "Well, because you gotta live something," he says.