Maroon 5 Debuts “It Was Always You” [Listen]

Maroon 5's Adam Levine

Maroon 5 has just premiered a new track off their most recent album V, which hits the stores September 2. The track is called “It Was Always You” and you can listen to it here at The Inquisitr in the player below.

According to Direct Lyrics, Maroon 5 fans can pre-order their new album V on iTunes right now and get an instant download of the third track on the LP. “It Was Always You” was written by Maroon 5’s frontman and one of the judges on The Voice, Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 track was produced by The Monsters and The Strangerz. You can pre-order the latest Maroon 5 album here if you want to get “It Was Always You” more than a month ahead of its release.

If the player above doesn’t work, you can listen to the Maroon 5 track in the YouTube video below:

As the Music Times reported, “It Was Always You” is a continuation of Maroon 5’s venture away from their funk music origins and into the realm of pop music. The track starts off with an electronically-paced baseline and adds layers of synthetic instruments. By the second verse, an 80s synth beat kicks in that will leave fans wondering what has become of Maroon 5. “It Was Always You” has very few recognizable elements from the debut album that made Maroon 5 famous, Songs About Jane. Perhaps the electronic touch of the new track is the result of the production by The Monsters and The Strangerz. We’ll have to wait and see how the other tracks off Maroon 5’s new effort V sound in comparison.

The song seems to be about a quest for love, a topic many Maroon 5 tracks seem to cover. The Music Times claims the Maroon 5 song is about realizing an old friend was the love of your life from the very beginning. The lyrics to the chorus feature the following lines:

“It was always you / Now I know why my heart wasn’t satisfied / It was always you / No more guessing who.”

Maroon 5 recently release a music video for the single off V titled “Maps.” This song shows Maroon 5 at their darkest, telling the story (visually at least) of losing someone in a violent car accident and coping with the guilt of the loss. You can see Maroon 5’s Adam Levine try out a bit of dramatic acting in the video here.

What do you think of Maroon 5’s new direction?