Maroon 5’s Adam Levine says ‘there are no bands anymore’ in confusing interview

<p>Adam Levine is the frontman of the band Maroon 5</p>

Adam Levine is the frontman of the band Maroon 5


Twitter has expressed confusion after Maroon 5’s Adam Levine says “there aren’t any bands anymore”

Band Muna quote tweeted, saying “funny that we’re the greatest band in the f**king world” in response to the singer.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on his Apple Music show, he discussed reliving music from the mid-noughties, the time that his band hit the big time with their debut album Songs About Jane.

“It’s crazy because you don’t remember it the same way, because you took it for granted, because it was like when you were growing up, and it was just a part of what you had the radio. But there’s some really great songs that I just didn’t understand how good they were back then.” The singer told Lowe.

He continued, he said later on in the interview, “That’s the thing that makes me sad, is there were just bands. There’s no bands anymore, and I feel like they are a dying breed. And so I kind of, in a weird way, as... I mean, there are still plenty of bands, and maybe they’re not in the limelight as much”

Some of this could be down to the rise of streaming and the weakening power of the radio, which in 2005 was the best way to ensure a hit. Now trending on social media apps such as TikTok are one the greatest determinates of establishing a hit song.

However, bands still exist, and they and their fans have taken to the internet to express their confusion at Levine’s musings and to point out that they indeed not an endangered species.

Levine’s band have recently made a comeback with a single “Beautiful Mistakes” featuring rapper Meghan Thee Stallion, their first musical offering of 2021. Their last LP Red Pill Blues was released in 2017.

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