Maroon 5's James Valentine Breaks Down Band's Evolution on 'Red Pill Blues': 'We're Kind of More Open to Everything'
publish date: 2017-11-02
Maroon 5 gave fans quite the buzz-worthy tease for a new album last fall, when they delivered the irresistibly catchy and Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Don’t Wanna Know” in October. Another single dropped four months later (the Future collab “Cold”) -- but the only word about a new Maroon 5 record was frontman Adam Levine’s vague hints that it was coming “soon." Other than that, the hit-making pop-rock band remained rather mum about their sixth LP.
That is, until the bouncy SZA-featuring single “What Lovers Do” arrived on August 11. The groovy, synth-infused track served as the official kickoff to what Maroon 5 had been baiting fans with for nearly a year. And after unveiling the Snapchat-themed cover art as well as two more features from Julia Michaels (“Help Me Out”) and A$AP Rocky ("Whiskey”) the time has finally arrived: Red Pill Blues arrives tomorrow (Nov. 3).