Sunday, May 17, 2015

post-everything (discarded)

*old edit*
So over the year or so, I've reflected many times on Maroon 5/Kara's Flowers. I guess it's sort of crazy what I've been through now that the day is through. So how about the new album V? It was decent at best. Sugar was the best song honestly... It wasn't any better than Overexposed. It wasn't the 'darker back-to-roots' album we'd been told it would be. There's supposed to be a V reissue and currently, one of the newer songs is titled This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker. I can't say it's bad, but.... what the fuck is with the name???? I'm done.... it sounds like some cheap "fun summer song".... I hope maybe it's something like this... That's just me. But anyways, I'm not here to really rant. I mean... I guess Maroon 5 has always been changing like this. 1994 with the whole grunge phase? 1997 with the power pop phase? 1999 with the more-of-whatever-goes phase? 2002 with the neo-soul movement going on? 2007 with the more electronic-synth sound phase? 2010 with the pop phase? 2012 + with the radio friendly phase..... They've always been following the trend. I guess it's a matter of bringing back the neo-soul movement... But I guess now I've been slowly coming to realize that Maroon 5 are just losing their magic

*modern day edit*
It was a disappointment. Will I ever re-update this? Someday.... I'm starting to wonder what would've happened had Ryan Dusick not left... I mean, really.... this was a guy who liked classic rock bands like Black Sabbath.... what would've happened? One of the supposed songs going to be on the V reissue is titled 'These Days', written by Adam and Jesse... could it be this song we are talking about? I'd hope so.... but then again... if Shellback had any say on this, I think I'm fine with the original....


  1. Hi!, puede que ocurra algo similar a Wasted Years, misma letra, diferente música, o con lo que pasó con not falling apart, mismo nombre diferente letra y música, esperemos que respeten la version original de These Days

  2. Well I loved both of Maroon 5's first two albums the best (Songs About Jane and It Won't Be Soon Before Long.) Considering that these two were the ones Ryan was involved with (he was credited as a "musical director" on IWBSBL), I legitimately see what you're saying. I personally like Kara's Flowers and Maroon 5, but their music hasn't been as good lately. Maybe the group would've continued to be more rock if he had stayed. If this was true, I wish Dusick wouldn't have gotten injured and continue to stay with the band. However, two members of the band have now stated they want to make a more "traditional" record. Fingers cross they follow up on that and make something better than "This Summer".