Recently, Maroon 5 has become nothing more than the Adam Levine show with the frontman becoming one of the judges on NBC’s hit singing competition show, The Voice and all his solo stuff. But now, it looks like the band is coming back together.
Last month, news broke that Maroon 5 would be releasing new material later this year; their fifth album which fittingly enough will be titled V, the follow-up to 2012’s Overexposed.
Yesterday afternoon, the first single from the upcoming record, “Maps” was released. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the frontman revealed that he is both excited, but nervous about the new song.
“Here’s the deal, I’m so excited about this album. Mostly, because I think that what we always do with every record…it’s kind of everything we’ve ever done as a band, musically. It’s kind of all those things on this album. It’s what we used to sound like, it’s what we sound like now, it’s what we want to sound like tomorrow. It’s all those elements, all combined to make one, I think, really great album.”
Levine also went on to confirm the presence of a special guest on the new record; fellow The Voice judge and No Doubt frontwoman, Gwen Stefani.
“I wanted it to be a surprise, but she is,” he revealed.
V is set to be released on September 2 through Interscope Records. No word yet, on if they will be able to head out on a full tour, since Levine is due back to his big, spinning red chair this Fall.