I remember my first Maroon 5 concert – I was 14 and just knew them as the “This Love” guys. My friend Brithny dragged me to the concert, and I remember being mildly embarrassed to be a guy at a Maroon 5 concert, surrounded by a crowd teeming with adolescent girls and wistful moms.
Man, have times changed.
Now, it’s not only okay to be a male fan of Maroon 5, but I am not in the minority anymore as a devout male fan of their music – it’s crazy to see a band grow from underground sensation to international mainstays within a decade – I cannot BELIEVE the 2000’s are over. (Old man status)
The song Payphone is definitely different from their previous music, especially their earlier tracks – it’s a lot more boy-band ish, more in line with what you’d expect from the “Move Like Jagger” Maroon 5. But hey, “Move Like Jagger” is their biggest single of all time, so I ain’t gonna hate. Wiz’s verse is dope, and I find the song refreshingly mellow. I imagine it’ll be a good complement to the rest of their hopefully upbeat album, which drops June 26.
Check it out!
Maroon 5 – Payphone feat. Wiz Khalifa