What should you check out during the week of June 28th 2012? How about the brand new album from Maroon 5 “Overexposed” released on June 26th. I’m a huge fan of the band and can’t help getting excited every time they release new music. “Payphone”, their first single off the record has blown up over the radio waves and it’s only a matter of time before single after single come off of this latest album. So why not give it a listen right away?!
“Overexposed is the fourth studio album by the American pop rock band Maroon 5. The album was recorded between 2011 and 2012 and was driven after the moderate success of their third album Hands All Over (2010) and later by the successful re-release single “Moves Like Jagger”. The band worked with different producers, such as Max Martin, who serves as the album’s executive producer, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Benny Blanco. The band has said that it is their poppiest album, featuring mostly pop oriented tracks, combined with pop rock, dance-pop disco and reggae sounds.
The album was released on June 26, 2012 and the lead single “Payphone”, featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, produced by Shellback and Benny Blanco, was released and performed on The Voice on April 16, 2012. The song was a success, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as on the ARIA Charts, while it topped the UK Singles Chart, Canadian Hot 100 and Italian Singles Chart. A second single “One More Night” was released on June 19, 2012.
The album received a mixed reception from music critics. Some praised the album, calling it a classic record and naming their best album. However, many criticized the direction that the band decided to take, calling it a failed tentative to become mainstream and noting that the others members have small role on the album.
The band has confirmed that the album’s lead single is called “Payphone” and it features rapper Wiz Khalifa. The song was described as “a disco-flavored dance-floor filler with a slick verse from Khalifa”. The song was released for purchase on iTunes on April 16, 2012, following the band’s performance of the song on The Voice. On the Billboard Hot 100, the song debuted at number three, with sales of 493,000 copies. It became the best debut sales week for a digital song by a group and also the eighth-best sales week overall.
The song “One More Night” was released on June 19, 2012 as the album’s second single. On May 18, 2012, the band premiered the song at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, USA. The song was written by Levine, Shellback, Max Martin and Savan Kotecha. The music video premiered on June 25, 2012 on MTV at 7:53 pm EST.”
Single: One More Night
|1.||“One More Night“||Adam Levine, Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin||Max Martin, Shellback||3:39|
|2.||“Payphone” (featuring Wiz Khalifa)||Levine, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Dan Omelio, Shellback, Cameron Thomaz||Shellback, Benny Blanco||3:51|
|3.||“Daylight”||Levine, Martin, Mason “MdL” Levy, Sam “SAMM” Martin||Adam Levine, MdL, Martin||3:45|
|4.||“Lucky Strike”||Levine, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella||Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella||3:05|
|5.||“The Man Who Never Lied”||Levine, Brian “Sweetwesty” West, Marius Moga||Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy, Adam Levine, Sweetwesty (add.)||3:25|
|6.||“Love Somebody”||Levine, Tedder, Zancanella, Nathaniel Motte||Tedder, Zancanella||3:49|
|7.||“Ladykiller”||James Valentine, Michael Madden, Levine||Mailbox, James Valentine, Sam Farrar (add.)||2:44|
|8.||“Fortune Teller”||Valentine, Madden, Levine||Mailbox, Valentine, Farrar||3:23|
|9.||“Sad”||Levine, Valentine||Mailbox, Levine, Valentine||3:14|
|10.||“Tickets”||Valentine, Madden, Levine||Mailbox, Farrar||3:29|
|11.||“Doin’ Dirt”||Levine, Shellback||Shellback||3:31|
|12.||“Beautiful Goodbye”||Levine, Levin, Malik||Blanco, D.J. Kyriakides (add.), Matthew Rappold (add.)||4:15|