Maroon 5 has been around since 1994, but gained prominence with 2004's Songs About Jane. At the time, the band was with Octone Records. Now the band has moved to a new label.
Interscope Records announced this morning that it has signed Maroon 5 and will be releasing its next album V. The album will be released in September, but a single from the album will be released this Summer. In even better news for fans, the band has signed with Live Nation for a tour this Summer.
So, what can fans expect from the new album? Beyond the title, we know that the new album is being produced by Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin. Max Martin is the producer behind 90s pop hits from the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears as well as more modern hits like Katy Perry's "Hot 'n Cold" and Pink's "So What." Blanco is a rapper and producer behind Kesha's "Tik Tok" and Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts." Tedder has already been a producer on previous Maroon 5 albums while also producing albums for Beyonce and One Direction. Shellback is most known for producing Maroon 5's "Moves like Jagger" while Sam Martin produced the band's song "Daylight."
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As for the actual band, the new album will mark the return of keyboardist Jesse Carmichael. Carmichael was on hiatus during the recording of the band's Overexposed album in 2012.
Alongside producing a new album, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will return as a coach on the 6th season of The Voice. He also has a role in the upcoming film Begin Again. It's his first major role in a film, and he had an interesting way of handling the responsibility:
“So I was just playing the role of an actor knowing what he was doing. You know when you see a bear you have to pretend you are bigger than the bear in order to keep your life? That’s kind of what it was like. I kept thinking, ‘I’m an actor. For this next two weeks, I am an actor.’ I crossed my fingers and hoped it turned out fine.”
Maroon 5's V will be released on September 2, 2014. The last song from Maroon 5 was last year's single "Love Somebody." It achieved platinum status and for good reason:
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