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Exclusive: Maroon 5 to Release 'Overexposed' Album in June

'It's one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet,' says Adam Levine

Maroon 5 announce highly anticipated fourth album ‘Overexposed.’
Photograph by Terry Richardson
March 26, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Maroon 5 are set to release "one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet," according to frontman Adam Levine. The group's fourth LP, Overexposed, will hit shelves on June 26th and offer ten new songs.

"'Moves Like Jagger' [from 2010's Hands All Over] was the first time we ever worked with an outside writer, so we decided to try it some more on this record," guitarist James Valentine said in a statement. "At this point in our career I think it was a good thing to completely mix up our process and it yielded good results, as well as a more collaborative spirit within the band. We wanted to make something that sounded contemporary with the elements of a lot of early eras of pop music. This is our most 'pop' record ever and we weren’t shy about really going for it."

Overexposed was executive produced by Max Martin. Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco also served as producers on some album cuts. It's also a highly collaborative effort – the album will include an appearance by Wiz Khalifa on "Payphone" and contributions from songwriters outside the band.

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