MOoo Ooo Oooo Oooo… Moves like Jagger. If you want to bust out your moves like Jagger you need Maroon 5′s latest album – Overexposed . And these 5 lucky people can enjoy jagger-moving to their hearts content with their new Maroon 5 CD. Big Cheers for Felicia Leong, Jenny Chatfield, Shameera Lalla, Brian Morton and Katrina Clements.
Adam Levine acknowledges that the title of the new Maroon 5 album is something of an inside joke—a wink at the Los Angeles-based band’s seeming omnipresence, particularly in the wake of the frontman’s joining the cast of NBC’s The Voice and of ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ the 2011 smash that topped charts in 18 countries across the globe and became one of the most paid downloaded songs in history.
The result, Maroon 5’s fourth studio set, contains collaborations with longtime hitmaker Max Martin served as the album’s executive producer, with additional tracks produced by Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Gym Class Heroes) and Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, OneRepublic).
Indeed, cuts like the electro-reggae ‘One More Night’ and lead single ‘Payphone,’ with a guest verse by rapper Wiz Khalifa, demonstrate how difficult it is to categorize Maroon 5’s; the same goes for the funked-up ballad ‘Beautiful Goodbye’ and ‘Doin’ Dirt,’ a propulsive disco-rock jam with harmonies that Valentine says reveal the influence of Hall & Oates.
As Valentine’s comment suggests, Maroon 5 worked surprisingly quickly on Overexposed, which despite the A-list hook-ups arrives just 21 months after Hands All Over, the band’s 2010 collaboration with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange. “We’ve taken a really long time to make our albums in the past,” Levine admits. “But I’m done overanalyzing and making things more complicated than they need to be. If a song is great, it’s great. Be done with it.”
Levine says that of all the band’s albums, Overexposed feels “both most and least like Maroon 5. There’s lots of traces of the past, but it also hints at a new idea,” the singer explains. “More than anything I think this record says that it’s always cool to try—that you should always be willing to take a step beyond whatever feels comfortable.”
1. One More Night
2. Payphone – Feat. Wiz Khalifa
4. Lucky Strike
5. The Man Who Never Lied
6. Love Somebody
8. Fortune Teller
11. Doin’ Dirt
12. Beautiful Goodbye
13. Moves Like Jagger