Directed by acclaimed director David Dobkin, who also helmed the band’s ‘Sugar’, and, ‘Girls Like You’ videos, the clip for ‘Memories’ features a stripped down emotional performance of the song by Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine. Dobkin’s combined previous work with Maroon 5 have so far garnered more than 6 billion views, and the new video also features work by acclaimed cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, best known for his work with David Fincher’s Fight Club and Social Network.
The release of ‘Memories’ is the first new music release from the Los Angeles band since their global anthem, ‘Girls Like You’, which came out in 2017. Produced by Adam Levine and The Monsters & Strangerz, and executive produced by Jacob “J Kash” Hindlin, ‘Memories’ marks a moment of creative and personal progression for Maroon 5. A minimalist ballad, it starkly pairs a lilting clean guitar with chant-able and evocative lyrics from Levine. In addition to representing another sonic side, it tackles uncharted subject matter for the group – loss – but viewing it from a different angle. ‘Memories’ on its debut claimed Maroon 5’s 30th Billboard Hot 100 entry, as well as the band’s 22nd song in the top 40 chart.
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