Adam Levine Talks About How 'The Voice' Launched Maroon 5's Success & Acting
|Adam Levine on The Todd Show.|
Adam Levine stopped by 95.5 WPLJ in New York City on June 30 to talk with the people on The Todd Show about how he got started as a coach on NBC's television show The Voice, how "Moves Like Jagger" shot Maroon 5 to stardom, and when he was offered a spot as Dave Kohl on Begin Again.
Adam spoke about The Voice at first, saying that he at first doubted the whole chair-turning gimmick and his assumption of it being like American Idol and the X-Factor. "I don't even know anything about [The Voice] I walked in there not knowing," Adam spoke about the show. "I remember saying 'it sounds dodgy and what's with the moving chairs' and 'what's with this crap?'"
Later on after speaking about how "Moves Like Jagger" seemingly launched Maroon 5 into the pop-realm, he spoke about how he was skeptical about working with outside writers such as Benny Blanco and Shellback, producers who helped birth "Jagger", and later on "Payphone." "We needed something to shake it up and I think that if you're a band these days and you're trying to stick around for a long time, you don't want to retreat back to [your roots]," said Levine about Maroon 5's ever-evolving sound.
Listen to the interview below: