So earlier in the week Maroon 5 debuted their new video for the song One More Night, off of the album that dropped on June 26 (titled Overexposed… lol). But I’m just learning a very fun fact, which is that the director of the video is Peter Berg (director of this year’s major flop Battleship, but also Friday Night Lights, Hancock and The Kingdom). Anyway, the best part of this video is not Adam Levine as a boxer, or even Minka Kelly as his fed-up wife. The best part is the hilarious, scathing mini-review of the video that I found on Indiewire (I know, totally surprising that they’d hate on Maroon 5), The Playlist. Watch, read, cringe, and enjoy inside.
Maroon 5 but mainly Adam Levine: One More Night
Soooo? What’d ya think? I wasn’t especially blown away by Adam‘s performance, nor was I as angry as this guy, who introduced the video with the following diatribe:
Surprisingly explosion free, the video positions Levine as a puglist who tries to do right by his hot wife and cute child but ultimately gets dumped anyway. Boo hoo. The contrast between Levine the boxer and his dog whistle pitched singing voice is unintentionally hilarious, and you can’t really buy this pampered celeb as some kind of lower class fighter hoping to keep the lights on. But the video does give you the satisfaction of seeing the face of the “Moves Like Jagger” guy get battered.
Anyway, watch it below. We have no idea if they have a new album out or are touring or whatever, but your local soccer Mom should be able to fill you in.
– Kevin Jagernauth at The Playlist
LMAO, I just had to share that one with you guys. I thought it was hilarious even as I def kinda took offense to the soccer Mom comment. But still, fun times at Indiewire. Anybody else really pissed at Adam Levine today? I’m not a huge fan, based on his ridiculous comments in this interview, but I’m not out to get him. And I don’t hate his sound either! Sometimes.
Ultimately, I don’t think every music video is going to be an epic re-imagining of the universe as we know it. Most of the time, they’re just kinda fun. This one’s fine by me :)
Maroon 5 fans? Care to defend against the wrath of Indie?