Ready to peek behind the curtain and get a look at what's been pulling Adam Levine's strings over the past year?
Overexposed, Maroon 5's fourth studio album, will be out June 26, featuring 10 spanking-new tracks recorded by the band in Los Angeles.
And we've got your first look at what the cover of the much-anticipated release looks like, right here:
Is your mind boggled? Yes, the cover is lacking in the Adam Levine abs department, but we're trying to think of this as a positive—Overexposed is about not taking it all too seriously, right?!
The psychedelic Beatles-dipped-in-Cream cover (with some Mike Judge-Matt Groening spawn thrown in, too) is a where-do-you-look-first wink at the pop-music world, which is so crowded with egos and images these days that it becomes almost impossible to just focus on the music.
Maroon 5, whose frontman moonlights as a judge on The Voice, is definitely of that world—but they want you to know that they know what it's all about. But most importantly, they want to make hits that you can't get out of your head, and the Overexposed tunes "One More Night" and "Beautiful Goodbye" are certainly going to help their cause.
The band will also be joined by Wiz Khalifa on Monday's episode of The Voice to perform their new song "Payphone," which will then become available on iTunes that night.
"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," said guitarist James Valentine. "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 is definitely one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet," Levine added. "We had a great time recording it. I can't wait for our fans to hear the record, as well as hitting the road to play it live for everyone later this year."