Red Pill Blues
All seven members of Maroon 5 are photographed on polaroid with different Snapchat filters on the band’s sixth studio album.
That artwork might as well be a shameless reference to the type of music you’ll find here – all flavour-of-the-moment music.
Look no further than the SZA-featuring and hook-laden What Lovers Do. With frontman Adam Levine’s indistinctive auto-tuned vocals, the track sounds like any other formulaic tropical pop songs on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist.
The bulk of the record – with generic over-produced tracks such as opener Best 4 U, hyper sexual Lips On You and Kendrick Lamar-featuring Don’t Wanna Know – reeks of desperation.
But if there is any indication of the brilliant debut Songs About Jane days, it would be the 11-minute-long Closure that features a Santana-esque jam.
For the most part though, one can’t help but wonder: What the heck happened to Maroon 5?