Maroon 5 have shared new art on social media, which hints at the release of a new song on 20 September, with just the message â€œMemories 9.20.19â€. The image pictures a hand rummaging through a package labelled â€œmemoriesâ€, suggesting that Maroon 5 are perhaps going to take a wistful look back over their past.
With these guys, however, who knows what to expect? Theyâ€™ve made an art out of always pushing forward, and, in the process, surprising their fans at every turn. All we know for sure right now is that â€˜Girls Like Youâ€™ was their last single and the last new music they released officially was their memorable cover version of Bob Marley And The Wailersâ€™ â€˜Three Little Birdsâ€™, recorded for Hyundaiâ€™s Santa Fe campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Also during 2018, Maroon 5 embarked on a lengthy North American tour in support of their most recent studio album, 2017â€™s widely-acclaimed Red Pill Blues. More recently, the band have been involved in several high-profile projects. In January 2019, band members Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael, with Pearl Jamâ€™s Stone Gossard, performed Chris Cornellâ€™s â€˜Seasonsâ€™, at the I Am the Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell even in LA, while in February, Maroon 5 headlined the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta, Georgia, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with guest appearances from rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott.
In July this year, the bandâ€™s 2014 smash hit â€˜Sugarâ€™ surpassed three billion views on YouTube, making Maroon 5 the first band to achieve this feat (the song is currently the seventh most-viewed music video on YouTube). Originally recorded for the bandâ€™s 2014 album, V, â€˜Sugarâ€™ received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016.
With a lot of memories already in the bag, we canâ€™t wait to see what these new â€œmemoriesâ€ may be made of.
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