Maroon 5 stick to their unique brand of radio-friendly pop/rock on new single “Maps”, which paid immediate dividends. The Ryan Tedder co-production is holding steady in the iTunes top 10 and landed at an impressive number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. It sounds like a fairly straightforward summer smash, so why is the just-unveiled video so disturbing?
The Peter Berg-directed visual begins with Adam Levine bursting into a hospital emergency room to find a bruised and bloody woman on the operating table. Events then unfold in reverse (think of this as the musical equivalent of Memento) and we learn that she is the frontman’s girlfriend, who was hit by a car. It’s graphic and doesn’t really suit the song but it definitely makes a statement. Watch below!