Maroon 5 Announce New Album ‘Overexposed’
If you think Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” saturated the airwaves beyond tolerance last year, you might find the title for their recently announced album appropriate. Titled Overexposed, Maroon 5’s upcoming record is scheduled for a June 26 release. The “She Will Be Loved” group plans to test out Overexposed with a brief tour in spring.
As a follow-up to 2010’s Hands All Over, Overexposed was recorded last year in Los Angeles, with Max Martin assuming the bulk of production duties. Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder are contributing additional production, and Wiz Khalifa lends his vocals to one track.
About the album, frontman Adam Levine told the press: “Overexposed is definitely one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet. We had a great time recording it. I can’t wait for our fans to hear the record, as well as hitting the road to play it live for everyone later this year.”
For Overexposed, Maroon 5 decided to take a new approach to songwriting. As the result of the success of “Moves Like Jagger,” the group brought in outside songwriters for some of the tracks. Speaking about this approach to the press, guitarist James Valentine said: “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.”
What do you think Overexposed could sound like? More “Moves Like Jagger” or a different direction?
Along with working on Overexposed and resuming his judging and mentoring duties on The Voice, Adam Levine started his own record label, 222, bringing on Glee’s Matthew Morrison as his first artist.