Ibiza Mike Posner
18 June 2014, 09:11
As Maroon 5 reveal their brand NEW single 'Maps', check out what the boys have got in store for their fifth studio album.
The guys have released the artwork and audio for their latest offering, full of the slick vocals we are used to from frontman Adam Levine with a killer chorus to boot. Picture: Artwork
The clever Maroon 5 lads have named their fifth offering after the Roman numeral for the number five – pretty nifty! They initially announced the record with the hashtag #albuM5 before the big name reveal.
The guys have been writing with the likes of Ryan Tedder – the brains behind many smash hits, including Ella Henderson’s number one single 'Ghost' – as well as Max Martin and Benny Blanco.
The band have been taking their time to perfect their new record, they have been working on it for around a year. Frontman Adam Levine has been bigging up their new sound from the off, saying last year,” We’re just getting started. We’ve got some great songs in the can”.
Maroon 5 have got long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael back for 'V' after he took a break while the band recorded 2012’s 'Overexposed' album. Welcome back Jesse!
The boys only finished their two-year world tour for their last album in January of this year, but following the album release they will once again be packing their bags and coming back to see their fans all over the world.
If 'Maps' has got you excited to hear the rest of the album, you’re going to be in for a bit of a wait – the full version will be available to download from September this year.
Ok, so it is ALL about the music, but we can’t help noticing that the guys have been looking hella fine as they hit the studio to lay down some new tracks. We are only human after all…
Maroon 5 have put a call out on Twitter for suggestions of places to visit on the 'V' tour. While we’re not sure they will take on every suggestion (Clacton, boys?) there’s no harm in putting the suggestion out there…
The Maroon 5 camp have been releasing more and more sultry black and white images from behind the scenes of the recording sessions, such as this little beaut of Adam Levine. More, please! Picture: Instagram
When the band released this picture of them in the studio we were a little confused as to why they appear to be recording in a Persian rug store, but we guess it’s to do with soundproofing or some jazz. In any case, they definitely brighten up the studio…