OVEREXPOSED – the title of MAROON 5’s latest album under MCA Music was an inside joke, a pre-emptive approach to what was inevitably going to be said of the band. With front man Adam Levine’s venture into TV, as a mentor for the hit reality show The Voice, Maroon 5 has reached that stage where their popularity has become increasingly hard to deny. “It’s like, ‘We get it—we’re overexposed,’” Levine says with a laugh. “We’re just trying to pre-emptively go where the conversation is headed anyway. We figured we’d get there first.” Their phenomenal hit “Moves Like Jagger”, a song that went down in history as one of the most downloaded songs, prompted the band to explore the idea of co-writing. The underlying message of their new album title captures the band’s willingness to take a step further. “I feel like we’ve been standing on the edge of a cliff for a long time,” Levine says. “We’re a band that’s always been close to being full-on pop, but that’s rooted in a lot of other things: rock, soul, funk, the list goes on. Overexposed is the first time we’ve ever completely embraced the idea of making pop music—of making songs for the radio. We just said, ‘Let’s not be afraid to do what we basically are.’”
The album features collaborations with well-known producers Max Martin (Executive Producer), Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder. Their single off their new album, “Payphone”, is an incredibly catchy and sweet pop song that features rapper Wiz Khalifa. Whether it’s a new approach to songwriting or the band’s headed over to a new direction, there is still one thing that remains true: Maroon 5 continuously creates great music. And with fans awaiting their return, Maroon 5’s Overexposed Tour would be an affirmation of the fact that people all over will always and continuously support the wonderful music that the band makes.
Maroon 5’s OVEREXPOSED album is set to be released on June 25th in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via www.MyMusicStore.com.ph. Also available: A two-cd set of Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane 10th Anniversary Edition.
Listen to Maroon 5’s Overexposed album preview. Video by available343.
Great music will once again grace Manila grounds as Maroon 5 brings their Overexposed Tour with Special Guest: The Cab on September 18, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With millions of album sold worldwide, numerous chart topping hits, it’s not a surprise that Maroon 5 has now reached international prominence and recognition. Gone were the days when the band was just trying to fill small LA clubs. Now, it’s arenas and stadiums at thousands strong. Yes, the band is now a worldwide sensation but has still managed to keep their feet on the ground and acknowledge, with humor, the fact that they are ‘overexposed’.
Maroon 5 Live! in Manila with Special Guest: The Cab on September 18, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This event is presented to you by Midas Promotions in cooperation with Dayly Entertainment. Special thanks to MCA Music. You may purchase your tickets online at www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for inquiries.