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Maroon 5’s new single with Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know" dropped late Tuesday evening on October 11th and, like most of their hit singles, you should be getting ready to hear this song quite often over the next few months as it has already become a favorite request on stations like Z100. Their first new music since 2014's, V has a distinctly non–Maroon 5 sound; the song is a breezy, bouncy, lighthearted spin on drinking to forget, and dancing to dull the pain of finding yourself out of a relationship that may have been more important than what you thought it was.
Now, I had the pleasure of attending a Maroon 5 concert in early September, and the boys featured this song in a more stripped down fashion. Where the single harkens to the older and more jazzy Maroon 5, the inclusion of Kendrick Lamar and Benny Blanco’s influence still keep it away from what the band's original sound was. The stripped down version at the concert though; that was a beautiful blast from the past.
Personally, I happen to like this song. It is simple, it is light and it fits on a playlist somewhere between Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” and Major Lazer’s “Lean On.” The Music Video is also quite the entertaining spoof on the popular Pokemon Go game, as Adam, the band, and multiple celebrity cameos run around dressed at fake Pokemon’s trying to get away from their phone waving hunters. If anything the video is quite the laugh.
Watch the audio video here:
Watch the Music Video here: