|Maroon 5 in 2016. Photo by Travis Schneider.|
It is official. After a year of teasing and dancing around the subject, Maroon 5 have confirmed that they are in the studio recording their upcoming sixth LP, the follow-up to their successful No. 1 album V, in Los Angeles.
Not only are Maroon 5 recording new material but they brought along producer Ricky Reed to handle co-songwriting and production. Reed is mostly famous for producing under the alias Wallpaper, whom he works with a group of other songwriters in the pop music industry. Reed has produced records with Robin Thicke, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Phantogram, R. City (hey, we know those guys), and twenty one pilots, just to name a select few.
Maroon 5 are currently stationed at Conway Recording Studios in downtown Hollywood, Los Angeles, where they have spent a lot of time recording their past two studio efforts, Overexposed (2012) and V (2014). Their latest hit single, "Cold", featuring rapper Future, and their 2016 top-ten hit "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, are planned to make landings on the sixth album's track listing, however that has not been confirmed.
And so it begins.... pic.twitter.com/sKlO3pmvC2— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) March 31, 2017
In an interview with Apple Music last year, Levine said about the band's upcoming album, "We have a bunch of great songs and I think this is the best collection of songs [Maroon 5] has done. We're really just so pumped about the quality of what we're doing. It'll be a little different, I think there's a slightly darker side. You'll just have to hear it to just understand what I mean."
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