Remember Maroon 5? That’s the band Adam Levine was mostly known for before he became everyone’s favorite TV personality and mentor on NBC’s The Voice. Well, now that Levine has wrapped up on The Voice for the time being, it’s been announced that Maroon 5 will start making music again.
Maroon 5’s upcoming album called V is due out in September, and its new single “Maps” has finally been announced. The single is scheduled for a June 16 release, making for Maroon 5’s giant return back to the music scene.
Their fifth studio album is a follow up to their 2012 hit album “Overexposed.” Although their album was a hit with many of their singles hitting the top of the Billboard charts, it was seen as a major departure from their earlier work.
At the time of its release, “Overexposed” was called “boring” “safe” and “desperate” but regardless had hits with their singles “Payphone,” “Daylight,” “Love Somebody,” and “One More Night. The album itself came in at number 2 on the Billboard 200.
It’s said that their new song “Maps” was produced by Benny Blanco, who worked on Maroon 5’s first two albums, so it may just be that the boys are looking to get some of that original sound back instead of compromising their groove for the pop airwaves. Either way, they’re bound to have success based on Adam Levine’s mega presence in the media.
These days you can’t go wrong with putting Levine’s face on a project. The musician is set to make his feature film debut in the Tribeca Film Festival movie Begin Again, which opens on June 27. Levine stars opposite Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. In the film, Levine plays an aspiring artist who finally makes it big, but gets put in a position to leave his aspiring singer-songwriter girlfriend behind.
Even though Adam Levine has been on the rise for the last few years, People’s Sexiest Man Alive doesn’t have any plans to leave the group. Although rumors suggested that Levine’s popularity left band mates tired of the frontman’s attitude, Levine’s rep said that the rumors of a rift are not accurate and are completely false.
The upcoming release of V pretty much squashed the rumors of a rift as well. The new album also marks a new home for the band as they left their record label A&M/Octone and struck a deal with Interscope Records. The band’s keyboardist Jesse Carmichael has also returned with the band after taking a hiatus during the release of the last album to focus on other work.
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