On August 29, Maroon 5, the popular 21st century band, released its 5th studio album, titled “V”.
The band consists of lead vocalist, heartthrob, and a judge on NBC’s The Voice, Adam Levine, along with Jesse Carmichael on the keyboard and background vocals, Mickey Madden as the bass guitarist, James Valentine as lead and rhythmic guitarist, Matt Flynn of drums and percussion, and P.J. Morton on the keyboards and background vocals.
The misperception about the name of the album stirred much confusion until Levine said on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (on Comedy Central), “It’s whatever you want to call it, because at this point even I’m confused.”
Levine also discussed what keeps the band from falling apart after a few decades of being together and twelve years of releasing albums, he says, “Adaptability and fearlessly trying new things keeps the band together.”
Though Maroon 5 constantly changes with the release of every new album, it is always relieving to listen to their soulful, contemporary pop the band is known for in little traces of its songs.
“V” finds a delicate balance between their initial roots, such as in “Songs about Jane,” and a retro vibe that reverberates though the entire album. The catchy and honest lyrics are a stamp of Maroon 5, and an album would not be complete without them.
Maroon 5 continues to surprise us with pop classics as “Payphone” and “Moves like Jagger”. With studio hits like “Maps” and “Animals” already being promoted on the album, Maroon 5 fans all around the world can excitedly listen to the newly released studio album.