Maroon 5 Announce New Album ‘V’ for September
By Kevin Rutherford
Maroon 5 shall waste no time for their Interscope Records debut — the band will release their first album on the label this September.
V, the quartet’s fifth studio album, will be out on Sept. 2. and will feature a lead single out this summer.
A new album has been in the conversation for awhile; last April, prior to a summer tour with Kelly Clarkson, potential new music was teased. According to a release, the band worked with a number of producers and writers for V, including Max Martin, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Sam Martin and Shellback. Blanco and Shellback were behind “Payphone,” one of Maroon 5’s biggest singles from 2012’s Overexposed, while Max Martin and Shellback produced “One More Night.”
The album also marks the reunion with keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who went on a hiatus from the band before Overexposed.
Additionally, a worldwide tour, part of a deal with Live Nation, will be revealed in the coming weeks.
V could finally mark a return to the summit of the Billboard 200 for the band. Their last two albums, Overexposed and Hands All Over, only hit No. 2, making 2007’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long the last chart-topper for the group in the U.S.