Maroon 5′s “Maps”: Listen To The New ‘V’ Single

Maroon 5 conquered summer 2011 with “Moves Like Jagger” and ruled the airwaves just slightly less than “Call Me Maybe” in summer 2012 with “Payphone.” And after taking a brief break, Adam Levine and Co. are back once again with brand new single “Maps,” which should give every Song Of The Summer contender this year a serious run for the money.

Like Bruno Mars“Locked Out Of Heaven,” “Maps” gives off a serious Sting/The Police vibe, particularly with the guitar licks and Levine’s multi-tracked vocal harmonies on the chorus. Also evident is Ryan Tedder‘s influence (he co-produced the song with Benny Blanco and Noel Zancanella), as the track boasts a hint of OneRepublic‘s similar pop-rock anthems “Counting Stars” and “Love Runs Out.”

Head below to listen to “Maps,” the first single off M5′s upcoming album V.

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  • Brian

    Is anyone else getting an “Am I Wrong” vibe, especially during the chorus?

    • sam

      I was thinking the exact same thing

  • JP

    Am I Wrong sounds similar to The Police’s Message in a Bottle. In fact there exist a mash up of both songs. Magic!’s is also clearly inspired by The Police/Sting as evident in the reggae rock sound of their current hit (future number Hot100 number 1) Rude.