#NewMusicTuesday: Maroon 5, Red Pill Blues

Sorry to break it to you, Maroon 5 diehards, but Red Pill Blues sounds nothing like classic Maroon 5. But don’t worry – Adam Levine’s sexy voice and the band’s clean, melodic artistry are ever-present, and now with the welcome addition of electro beats.

ICYMI, Red Pill Blues is a reference to The Matrix, but Levine is hesitant about assigning a specific meaning to the name of the album – he wants fans to decide what it means to them. And speaking of fans, the lead singer says he’s not worried about disappointing a few along the way with a new sound. It’s all about evolution, and not getting stuck in a rut. You could never disappoint us, Adam!

To bring a fresher feel to the record, Maroon 5 collaborated with a mix of artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Future, LunchMoney Lewis and Julia Michaels, who added a feminine touch to “Help Me Out.” The band’s sixth studio album, Red Pill Blues debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 when it was released on November 3. Just days before that, Maroon 5 announced its North American tour, which will take place from May to October next year. We are so ready!

Hear Adam talk more about the new album and explain why he loves the latest single, “Wait”, in this clip from our iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Maroon 5, and listen to the band’s newest music on iHeartRadio!​