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This ‘Maps’ by Maroon 5 review agrees that the single tries to pull from the effective formula of the band’s previous hit single ‘Payphone.’ The familiar elements are present: lyrics about hopefulness over lost love blended with catchy and easy tunes that may in some part be danceable. And many fans of the group assert that this is the style that works.
The semi-touching beat plays into dance music’s modern pop trend. In general, the more you compare the two singles, the more you would realize that they feel and sound alike. One may think that the producers of the single simply followed whatever works best for Maroon 5.
This song comes as the carrier single of the band’s latest album ‘V,’ which is set to be available on September 2. The single starts with breezy guitar rift accompanied by vocalist Adam Levine’s signature vocals (high register). It does not surprise that he again laments about a lost relationship. This time, Maroon 5 has again created a chilling vibe with relaxed melody amid subtle drums and plucked guitars.