American band Maroon 5 have announced that they will releasing their fourth studio album Overexposed, this June 26th. The Grammy award winning band recorded their highly anticipated album in Los Angeles, CA over the last year. Overexposed is said to be rich, pop-infused collection featuring 10 new tracks with Max Martin in the executive producer role plus Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder producing additional tracks for the album.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine said of the release, “Overexposed is definitely one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet. We had a great time recording it. I can’t wait for our fans to hear the record, as well as hitting the road to play it live for everyone later this year.”
Guitarist James Valentine added, “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. 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. 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.”
Maroon 5’s musicianship and frontman Adam Levine’s vocals are as distinct as ever on Overexposed, continuing to showcase the band’s ability for creating songs that have become part of the fabric of pop and rock music today. Maroon 5 began writing and recording the album during their most recent world tour and the resulting collection is chock-full of undeniable, anthemic melodies. The album includes such stand out tracks as the emphatic Payphone featuring Wiz Khalifa, the irresistible One More Night and the rythmic ballad Beautiful Goodbye.
Band Announcement – Jesse Carmichael
Hello Everyone, Maroon 5 here with an official announcement that our keyboardist Jesse Carmichael will be taking a temporary break from the band to pursue more full time studies in music and the healing arts while the rest of us, including PJ Morton (who will continue to tour with the group) make the fourth album and take it on the road. Jesse is looking forward to coming back to record and perform with us after this break for the the next album.
We love Jesse, and wish him nothing but the best on his time off! If you want to keep up with what he’s doing during this time check him out at @jrcarmichael on twitter. Now we gotta get back into the studio and get to work! Thanks for all your love and support.
– Adam, James, Jesse, Mickey, and Matt