Maroon 5’s “Heart is Open” with Gwen Stefani


Gwen Stefani hasn’t even made her official debut as one of the new judges on this season of The Voice, but she might have a little more experience than the other judges since you know she’s had a killer career as a frontwoman and a solo artists (among other things).

Today, a new song featuring her and fellow judge Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, has surfaced.

The piano-driven song is titled “My Heart is Open” and will be featured on Maroon 5’s upcoming album V. The song is already shaping up to be an instant hit not only because of Stefani and Levine, but because it was penned by super-songwriter Sia.

Whatever our favorite bleach-blonde songwriter touches often turns to gold.
Check out the audio of the track below.

It’s been months since Stefani was confirmed to be taking over the red spinning chair which only happened after days of the internet claiming it would happen. The No Doubt frontwoman finally confirmed the rumors through Instagram with a photo of her hand holding a microphone and doing the “V” logo. Like the internet had claimed, Stefani would be taking over for Christina Aguilera, who would not be able to judge this season due to her second pregnancy.

This season marks the debut of not only Stefani, but Pharrell Williams who will be filling in the slot that normally would have been taken by Cee Lo Green and his car Purrfect. The larger than life performer, and his feline, had announced he would be leaving the show, for good, for something else. Returning once again to the show as judges this season are the bro-mancers, Levine and country singer Blake Shelton.

The Voice’s new season is slated to return sometime this upcoming Fall season. No specific return date has been given.

Maroon 5 Release New Single, “Maps”


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. ┬áBut 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.