4/17/2017

Maroon 5's new album will sound 'electropop, super hyped'

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James Valentine gives specific insight with Lincoln Journal Star on what Maroon 5's 6th LP will sound like


The highly anticipated sixth full-length effort from Los Angeles based pop band Maroon 5 is underway, and is currently being produced as we have seen on some of the members' social media. One of the group's founding members Jesse Carmichael has shared some posts depicting himself, as well as other band mates James Valentine and Adam Levine, in the same studio playing around with instruments and making music. At the moment, however, it seems as though keyboardist PJ Morton, drummer Matt Flynn, and bass guitarist Mickey Madden have been preoccupied, not making appearances in the studio quite yet. Though it was confirmed that the band is recording with hitmaker and producer Ricky Reed, famously of the recording project Wallpaper, who have worked with artists such as Meghan Trainor ("No", "Thank You") and twenty one pilots ("Ride", "Lane Boy").

But what do Ricky Reed, Meghan Trainor, and twenty one pilots all have in common? Upbeat, techy-super hyped electropop music, which is near exactly what Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine told Lincoln Journal Star what the next LP will sound like.

After being asked if the new Maroon 5 album will be in the same vein as the band's 2014 No. 1 hit album, V, Valentine responded with "yes, it's in the electropop, super hyped sort of category." Valentine was giving an interview about his visit back to his hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, and his time playing with the town's Lincoln Jazz Orchestra. "I don’t get the opportunity to do this stuff very often," James told writer L. Kent Wolgamott. "This is originally what I wanted to do. It’s such a cool organization that’s been around since I was a kid. It was really important to my development as a musician. ... During those days, I thought I’d be a jazz musician. Things went in a different way."

Maroon 5's next album does not have a specific release date at the moment. The band is currently being supported by their current top-forty radio single "Cold", featuring rapper Future, which was released in February. The band's frontman Adam Levine told Ellen Degeneres on her talk show, back in February, that the album would come out in "like, in a few months". It's very possible we might be getting another summer release, similar to the band's past two albums Overexposed (June 2012) and V (September 2014).



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