Maroon 5 to Drop ‘Overexposed’ LP This Summer
Maroon 5 are planning to build on the massive success of ‘Moves Like Jagger’ with their “poppiest” album yet, a 10-song collection called ‘Overexposed’ that arrives in stores on June 26.
The band provided some details about their fourth album in a statement. “‘Moves Like Jagger’ was the first time we ever worked with an outside writer, so we decided to try it some more on this record,” said guitarist James Valentine.
“At this point in our career I think it was a good thing to completely mix up our process and it yielded good results, as well as a more collaborative spirit within the band, ” Valentine added. “We wanted to make something that sounded contemporary with the elements of a lot of early eras of pop music. This is our most ‘pop’ record ever and we weren’t shy about really going for it.”
Frontman Adam Levine also chimed in, calling ‘Overexposed’ “one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet.” Proof of that comes on a track called ‘Payphone,’ which features a guest appearance from mainstream rapper Wiz Khalifa.
Max Martin serves as executive producer, while hitmakers Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder also worked on a few songs. ‘Overexposed’ is the group’s first new album since 2010′s ‘Hands All Over,’ which debuted at No. 2 and attained platinum status.