The Problem With...Maroon 5's "Misery"
It appears that Maroon 5 is coming back this fall with a new album.
Maroon 5 was at their height with two tracks in 2004, "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved." Both songs had taken their toll on us as we heard them for a couple of years after their release.
Their latest single, "Misery," delivers their usual game: dissonant songs that combine sad breakup lyrics and cheery light rock with funk influences. Unfortunately, nothing has changed.
Yes, I also would be on their case if they pulled out Autotune in order to stay relevant. The "Oh Yeah" at the beginning kind of scared me that way.
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However, "Misery" sounds like they just retooled "This Love."
Who knows--maybe they'll get a Grammy for Best Derivative Work By a Group or Duo. No small feat, since a lot of artists this year are in the running for it.
The video portrays vocalist Adam Levine getting roughed up by a woman along with scenes of random violence that ends up afflicting the rest of the band. The entire video looks like something out of a sexy/funny jeans commercial from the '90s. It "Makes Me Wonder" if the '90s are coming back. You know what that means, dudes and dudettes: Backwards caps and fanny packs are cool again!
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