Maroon 5 has always had successful runs on Top 40 charts and their fourth studio album is no different. A few weeks back they released their new single “Payphone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa and it has since dominated the Billboard and UK Top 40 charts. Like all of Maroon 5’s best work, “Payphone” delves into the world of lost and wasted love. It is perfectly corny and romantic and exactly the type of music we love from them.
Adam Levine’s voice is the anchor of the song and his falsetto has become a familiar sound to radio listeners in the past 10 years. The song’s release is timed almost perfectly with Levine’s highly publicized split with former girlfriend Anna V., the Victoria Secret model we all grew to love in Maroon 5’s previous videos “Misery” and “Never Gonna Leave This Bed.” Is it bad to say that their misfortune has resulted in a pretty great song for the rest of us?