I can distinctly recall sitting in my living room with my family as the speakers blasted “She Will be Loved,” Adam Levine’s swoon-sational voice drowning out my entire family singing along. Maroon 5 was one of those bands that was present at some point in everyone’s life. Whether their songs played in the coffee shop, on every radio station AT THE SAME TIME, or were sung at your school’s talent show, Maroon 5 was there.
While I admit the fact that I’m not a fan of Maroon 5’s current sound—I feel like singing pop songs, instead of the group’s original, more alternative songs, makes Adam Levine sound less unique and soulful and a bit more like a young boy going through puberty. Still, I will always admire Maroon 5’s ability to adapt to the music industry, and produce catchy, feel-good tunes.
I will not give up hope that they’ll return to the soft-rock, jazzy band that we all once knew and loved. I know that one day Adam Levine’s voice will be restored to its rightful soul and glory. RIP M5, here’s one to reminisce the good old days…
Cover and words by Katie Hwang