June 16, 2014


Maroon 5 Return With Lovelorn New Single "Maps"

UPDATE (6/24): Maroon 5 just dropped a tropical new lyric video for "Maps." Watch it above now!

Original Story: Hey, were you not just thinking to yourself, "I sure miss Maroon 5 all over the radio these days." Good news: the pop-rock band have released their super-catchy new single "Maps" which you can listen to above or stream via Spotify.

The song opens with guitar licks that give a hint of Red Hot Chili Peppers' California-cool sound along with Adam Levine's falsetto crooning, "I miss taste of the sweet life." His sweet life referring to his time with a lover who he stuck with even at her worst. "I was there for you / In your darkest times / I was there for you / In your darkest nights," he croons on the pre-chorus. 

But said lover isn't around when he's the one who's struggling and yearns for her...bad: "I wonder where were you when I was at my worst / Down on my knees and you said you had my back... / All the roads you took came back to me / So, I’m following the map that leads to you."

Written by Levine with hitmakers Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Shellback and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, one can hear the influence of Tedder's recent, gospel-tinged hits "Counting Stars" and "Love Runs Out" with the clap-stomp bridge that sounds like the early rumblings of a gospel church service. 

"Maps" is the lead single off Maroon 5's forthcoming fifth album V, scheduled for a September 2 release. The group's frontman recently confirmed his new co-star on The Voice, Gwen Stefani, will appear on the record.