Yesterday, Maroon 5 updated their status on their Facebook page, stating the name and date of their fourth studio album: Overexposed, due out June 26th! Another surprise from the band was recently announced: keyboardist Jesse Carmichael was leaving the band to focus on his studies of music and "spiritual healing". Tour member PJ Morton stepped up to replace Jesse for the time being, and the new lineup of Maroon 5 is ready to roll with the release of their new album.
The success of their 2011 hit "Moves Like Jagger" with Christina Aguilera transitioned the band from funk-rockers to pop-rockers, and they figured their new album should represent that transition. Taken from the press release the band issued on their website, lead singer Adam Levine says "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."
One of the most sought-after pop producers in history, Max Martin, is behind Maroon 5's new record. With famous hits under his belt like Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" and Taio Cruz's "Dynamite", we're expecting the album to sound exactly how Levine described the album: diverse and poppy!
Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder are also big names behind Overexposed. Blanco is a wunderkind songwriter and producer who worked on "Moves Like Jagger", while Tedder is best known for fronting OneRepublic and co-writing songs for superstars like Beyonce and Adele. When it came to outside help on the album, Maroon 5's guitarist James Valentine stated "'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."
Watch Maroon 5 in the studio recording Overexposed:
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