Throughout the past couple of days, a myriad of celebrity websites published articles that lead Maroon 5 fans to believe that the band were to release a new album early this year and that frontman Adam Levine had "8 songs reportedly finished."
Well, don't believe the hype, Maroon 5 fans. Early (false) reports of the Los Angeles group "working in the recording studio" over the holidays began with articles published by YouthHealthMag and MediaMass. The publications read: "According to a source, rumors of Maroon 5 (Adam Levine, ed) working in recording studio are true, with as many as eight songs having been put to tape. “It’s still in the early stages,” “They got security on the doors to ensure no-one hears a whisper,” a source said. "Levine has confirmed that 8 songs are done!"
The original article published by MediaMass was later confirmed false.
Although these specific reports were falsely reported, Maroon 5 are expected to record an album that is reminiscent to their debut album, Songs About Jane (2002). James Valentine confirmed this after a Q&A was held on Facebook and a fan asked about Maroon 5's sixth album. "I think all of us want to make a more traditional record next... What do I mean by that? More like the way we made Songs About Jane, just sitting in a room with our instruments and slugging it out. It's been fun to experiment on the last couple of records with the more electronic sounds, but maybe we've gone as far as we can with that for now."
In the meantime, fans will just have to wait and look forward to Maroon 5's 2016 North American and South American tour later this year.