Maroon 5 Wanted To Change Things Up With New Album 'Overexposed'

27 June 2012, 12:16

The 'One More Night' stars say they are excited to see what happens with the direction of their new album.

Maroon 5 say they have embraced their new sound featured on latest album 'Overexposed' and believe it is important to branch out when recording new music to make sure it doesn't sound "too formulaic".

The 'Moves Like Jagger' band worked with writers and producers like Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco and Max Martin on their fourth studio offering, and say some fans will always become alienated when you launch a new record.

"'Songs About Jane' was alienating a certain amount of our fan base back then, and if we're not alienating a small percentage of our fan base every time we make a record, we're doing something wrong," Maroon 5's Adam Levine told MTV News, regarding the band's 2002 debut 'Songs About Jane'. "And usually, I find that people who complain about wanting that original sound would be the same people where, if you had a record that sounded like the first one, they would say, 'Why don't you guys branch out and change a little bit?'. So it's sort of like, 'Screw you, deal with it. Come with us on this journey or bye!'."

The Voice US judge said the band had wanted to try a new direction with 'Overexposed', which has already scored then a Vodafone Big Top 40 number one with recent single 'Payphone'.

"When you've been in a band for a decade, even longer, you start thinking, 'OK well maybe now we should explore this or change things up', because you don't want it to sound formulaic or too much like what you've always done," Adam explained. "So we're totally cool with kind of being born again."

He added: "At the heart of it, it still sounds like us, but we embrace this side of our band and now that we've fully captured it on this record, we're excited to see what happens and I think it's going to be really positive."

View a picture of Maroon 5's Adam Levine in the new music video for 'One More Night' below:

Maroon 5 launched their latest album 'Overexposed' at the start of this week and released the music video for new single 'One More Night' yesterday (26th June).

Check out the full music video for 'One More Night' as well as a scene-by-scene guide to the Maroon 5 video below:

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