April 14, 2010 at 03:20 PM EDT

Maxwell’s new video for “Fistful of Tears,” the latest single from last year’s acclaimed BLACKsummers’night, is a simple thing. Just Maxwell singing his heart out in black and white on what looks like a late ’50s/early ’60s TV stage — very Sam Cooke on The Ed Sullivan Show.

And you know what? A song this elegant doesn’t need flashy visuals. Maxwell’s label probably could have upped his video budget a hundred-fold, and it wouldn’t have worked any better than this. Check out Maxwell’s “Fistful of Tears” video after the jump and let us know if you like it, too.

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