Hot Video Alert: Maroon 5 - Never Leave This Bed
Maroon 5's new single is kind of BLAH. Don't get me wrong, I definitely consider myself a Maroon 5 fan but as far as singles go this album, I'm just not really feeling any. OK, that's a lie..."Misery" was a strong track for me but to be honest - everything Adam Levine + crew has put out since 2002's Songs About Jane has just paled in comparison. Now that they're on album #3 I think they kind of need to evolve their sound. I started getting optimistic when they released that remix album, Call and Response, and YES - "Misery" did get some sick dance remixes but this new single is just so lackluster for me.I think there are songs here and there that verge on new sounds ("Give A Little More," for instance is very electro-inspired) but they keep reverting back to their old sound. It's all just a bit jarring and confusing.
The video, which premiered yesterday on VEVO, seems to be all about living life in the public spotlight. Levine and a pretty lady are scene making out and rolling around in a bed on a moving truck, among other public places. Directed by Tim Nackashi (OK Go) the video illustrates the harsh reality dating in the public spotlight, perhaps beating us over the head with it. Hands All Over (A&M/Octone) was released last September and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. So far, "Misery," the album's debut single has been the most successful released off the album, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Follow up single, "Give A Little More" peaked at a disappointing #86. The band is currently in the midst of a (mostly sold-out) European Tour. The band will be back in the States this summer. Check out the band's website for tour dates. Check out the video for "Never Leave This Bed" below.