The album’s hype started with the release of “Maps,” a catchy tune that had me singing-along by the second time that I heard it. I mentioned that the group did a kick-butt rendition of it outside of the VMA’s, and now every time I hear the song, I remember that. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it right now. Literally right now. There it is to your right. Go.
I’m telling you that Adam Levine’s voice is as iconic as it gets. He just gets cooler and cooler as time goes on. I mean, come on, he’s on The Voice now. That’s like the definition of awesome. Sadly and happily, he recently got married to Victoria Secret model, Behati Prinsloo.
The group’s previous album, Overexposed, was released in 2012, so it’s been a good two years since the group has had new music. The group has compiled five albums in total as of now: Songs About Jane, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, Overexposed, and now, V.
Now, it has been announced that there will be a 2015 world tour with North American and European legs. I totally wish I could have a front row seat to see some of my favorite songs performed live. It’s always better live. And, with shows in D.C., Philly, and Pittsburgh, I might wiggle my way in there.
Back to the album, the song list includes “Unkiss Me,” “Leaving California,” and “Coming Back For You.” The style is the pop/rock that Maroon 5 has made itself famous for. On iTunes, there is an overwhelming five star rating for the album, but there are a lot of comments complaining of an overly pop sound. However, I found this comment very insightful:
“It’s silly to expect V to be the same as Songs About Jane. It’s been years since that album came out and the band is continuously evolving. They have developed a cool new sound with every album, and V is going to be awesome (just like all their music)!!” –peacemaker h <3
We’ll just have to see what is next for the L.A. made band, but I can’t help but think more success is in every members’ future. What do you think about the evolution of Maroon 5? Happy kommenting :)