Maroon 5 is making moves like Jagger in 2012 with the announcement of their fourth record, due out June 26. Lead singer Adam Levine told Rolling Stone fans should expect Overexposed to be “one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet.” With an ever-evolving sound, Maroon 5 is sure to impress with the new 10-track record.
Already announced is “Payphone,” a surprising (but promising) track featuring Wiz Khalifa that hints that this album will be heavy on collaborations. From working with Rihanna to Christina Aguilera, the group has plenty of experience experimenting with different sounds and genres. But “Payphone” seems like it could become the group’s most distinct collaborative work yet. 2010’s Hands All Over was the first time the group had worked with an outside writer, and they liked it enough to try it again this time around.
The group’s guitarist, James Valentine, told Rolling Stone, “At this point in our career I think it was a good thing to completely mix up our process and it yielded good results, as well as a more collaborative spirit within the band. We wanted to make something that sounded contemporary with the elements of a lot of early eras of pop music. This is our most ’pop’ record ever and we weren’t shy about really going for it.”
With nine Grammy nominations and three wins behind them, it will be exciting to see what they’re like when they’re not being shy.
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