5 Things You Need to Know About 'This Summer's Gonna Hurt"

Here's everything we know about Maroon 5's new single, and possible V reissue

From the release date to Maroon 5's possible future re-release of V, we are covering everything you need to know so far about the band's highly anticipated new single, "This Summer's Gonna Hurt."

1. "This Summer's Gonna Hurt" will have an explicit AND clean edit.

Official single cover for "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherfucker."
Upon the the first few announcement's of the new Maroon 5 single, the song's title was referred to simply as "This Summer's Gonna Hurt", which still stands true. However, following the publishing of Maroon 5's official announcement of the single yesterday (Monday, May 11) on their Facebook page, they referred to the single as... "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherfucker." This clearly means that their will be a clean/radio edit for those Mothers out there with children under the age of 10 that enjoy Maroon 5's music and there will be the explicit version for those hardcore fans as well.

2. Maroon 5 will perform "This Summer's Gonna Hurt" live on primetime T.V.

Maroon 5 announced yesterday that they aren't just simply releasing the single to digital retailers and to radio airplay, but they are also debuting the song live on national television on Tuesday, May 19th on NBC's hit reality music competition show The Voice. It will mark the second time this season that Maroon 5 would perform on the show live following their performance of "Sugar" a few weeks back. You can watch their performance of "Sugar" below.

3. There may be a possible V reissue pack coming.

Winning fan art cover for 'V' contest in 2014.
Upon the announcement of Maroon 5's single "This Summer's Gonna Hurt", many speculated that the band were releasing a reissue of their fifth studio effort, V, which was initially released last September (and topped the U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart, making it their second No. 1 album since 2007). Maroon 5 is very well-known for releasing reissues of their albums. The band re-released their second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long: Deluxe Edition, a year following it's initial release, in 2008 with the addition of the remix for "If I Never See Your Face Again", featuring pop songstress Rihanna. In 2010, the band released their (underwhelming-ly promoted) third studio effort Hands All Over, and released a re-issue of that less than a year later in the summer of 2011 to promote their smash hit single "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera. The same happened with their debut album, Songs About Jane as well, after it was released in 2002 and didn't pick up enough sales, the band released "This Love" in 2003 and sales for Songs About Jane rocketed and was repackaged with bonus tracks and demos. SAJ was also reissued in 2012 as a 10th anniversary edition with several demos and remixes added. So, with that being said, it wouldn't be a surprise to fans that V would be re-released with the addition of "This Summer's Gonna Hurt." Also, it is speculated that 6 new songs excluding "This Summer..." will be added into the V reissue.

4. "This Summer's Gonna Hurt" will have a music video.

News of the music video for "This Summer's Gonna Hurt" went up online before fans even knew about the single. In late April, P.J. Morton (Maroon 5's keyboardist) among others posted photos on social-media photo-sharing app Instagram of the band shooting a music video in a desert setting in southern California. Fans were quick to assume that the MV was for "Leaving California", a cut from Maroon 5's new album V. Rumors of that were shut down, however, immediately after the announcement of "This Summer's Gonna Hurt."

5. "This Summer..." may be released early Friday morning.

If you're a hardcore Maroon 5 fan that's active on Twitter and Instagram then you that the release date for "This Summer's Gonna Hurt" has been pushed back and forward (and back again) multiple times. iHeartMedia and Interscope confirmed that the single will be released at 3am EST on the morning of Friday, May 15th.


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