Maroon 5 released their new single, ‘Memories’ on Thursday 19 September, via 222/Interscope Records.
‘Memories’ marks the first new music from the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum Los Angeles band since the release of their global anthem ‘Girls Like You’ in 2017.
Singer and songwriter Adam Levine said about the song,
“In an ever increasingly crazy world, let’s just carve out one moment to think of those we love and share the memories of the ones we’ve lost.”
‘Memories’ is produced by Adam Levine and The Monsters & Strangerz and Executive Produced by Jacob “J Kash” Hindlin, and marks a moment of creative and personal progression for the musicians.
A minimalist ballad, it starkly pairs a lilting clean guitar, with evocative lyrics from Levine. ‘Memories’ tackles uncharted subject matter for the group – loss – but from a different angle to the way the subject is usually treated in song.
At its emotionally charged climax, the tune quietly builds towards a beautiful, wake-like elegy as Levine sings,
“Here’s to the ones that we got / cheers to the wish you were here but you’re not / cuz the drinks bring back all the memories of everything we’ve been through / and the memories bring back you.”