Now that the world has ‘Moves Like Jagger’, it was time for Maroon 5 to release and album to follow up the huge single. With a tongue in cheek title acknowledging frontman Adam Levine’s fame on The Voice, these men offer up their fourth album, Overexposed, this week. Following up a hit of that magnitude can’t be easy, but Maroon 5 didn’t let the dance success change them.
They have always been a pop-meets-rock band with a dance twist and Overexposed is much the same. It may be a bit bi-polar mixing the two genres, but that is what fans have come to expect. The difference from their last album is that they have managed to find a balance between the genres. It’s emotional, fun, touching, catchy and everything in between. This is what Maroon 5 was trying to do on their last album, but failed.
This is a perfect mix of their first and second albums, but still moving forward to give us new sides of their music and Levine’s voice. There are upbeat dance songs, straight-up pop tunes, ballads and more rocking tunes. Levine sings each genre with his trademark high voice, but once or twice you get to see him explore his lower register for the first time.
Subject-wise fans might be surprised. Where we are used to love ballads, instead Maroon 5 has breakup songs. It’s fitting that this album is released right after Levine and girlfriend Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna breakup, because there are clearly some hard feelings left to explore. It will remind you of the ones that got away and the ones you wished you could get rid of. It’s all done with a smile and, of course, a few smooth moves and dance beats to get you going. Now you have something to dance to while you mend your broken heart.
Watch the video for Overexposed’s second single ‘One More Night’ now:
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