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Artist of the Week: Maroon 5

September 20, 2010 (4:53 am) GMT
Since the multi platinum album 'Songs About Jane', Maroon 5 have always tried to evolve in their music, including this time when they lick on country twang.
Artist of the Week: Maroon 5

After two strikes with "" and "", will be back with a new album which takes more than two years to craft. "" is hoped to nail the band deeper on the ground following 15 million gold and platinum albums sold worldwide in 35 countries.

The new album has boasted "Misery" which is slowly climbing the Hot 100 chart and peaking at number 17. Although lower than most of the band's previous singles, "Misery" weakness is alluded by the sexy music video which is directed by the acclaimed Joseph Kahn and features 's model girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna as the female lead trying to kill her lover.

"Hands All Over" has also spawned a second single called "Give a Little More". But what could attract their fans to the new album is a collaboration with Grammy-winning country act in "Out of Goodbyes". "We've always loved country music and they brought that necessary twang to it with the lap steels, ambient guitar, and 's pretty country voice," Levine said.

The shaping of "Hands All Over" involved British record producer and songwriter Robert John "Mutt" Lange who had worked with , and among others. "We didn't even talk to anyone else. Mutt is undeniably one of the most successful producers who's ever lived," Levine gushed.

The band will release the album this Tuesday, September 21 and will go on trek for a number of shows starting October 6 in Santa Barbara, CA. The complete list of their shows is available on the band's MySpace.

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