Maroon 5 "Hands All Over"
Maroon 5 have released two multi-platinum studio albums (2002âs Songs About Jane and 2007âs It Wonât Be Soon Before Long), scored a string of hit singles (âThis Love,â âShe Will Be Loved,â âHarder to Breathe,â âSunday Morning,â âMakes Me Wonderâ), won three Grammy Awards, and sold 15 million albums around the world. Now the Los Angeles quintet is back with its third-studio album, entitled Hands All Over â a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk, and R&B, that showcases the bandâs considerable strengths: buoyant, unforgettable melodies, sleek, stylish grooves, charged lyrics about turbulent relationships, and crisp, dynamic performances. Adam Levine, the bandâs lyricist, began writing the songs that appear on Hands All Over after winding down from a world tour in support of It Wonât Be Soon Before Long. A few months later, Maroon 5 received a phone call from veteran studio wizard Robert John âMuttâ Lange (AC/DC, Foreigner, The Cars), who had heard that Maroon 5 were beginning to write a new album and expressed an interest in producing it. âWe didnât even talk to anyone else,â Levine says. âMutt is undeniably one of the most successful producers whoâs ever lived.â Levineâs first performing experience â in fact the event that ignited his desire to become a singer and musician â actually involves Lange. The story goes like this: 20 years ago, when Levine was 10, he attended a friendâs birthday party âat one of those places in the San Fernando Valley where the kids dress up in rockânâroll gear and lip-sync their favorite songs,â he says. Levine chose the Def Leppard classic âPour Some Sugar On Me.â âI knew I could sing because my music teacher told me I had a voice, but I had never really performed before. I grabbed the mic and just went for it. Afterwards I knew that Iâve got to do this for the rest of my life. Thatâs what got the whole ball rolling for me.â The classic anthem âPour Some Sugar On Meâ was, of course, famously produced by Lange. âIf thatâs not a full 360, I donât know what is,â Levine says. âIt doesnât get more circular than that.â - Quoted from Amazon