Song You Need To Know: Maroon 5, ‘Misery’

Last week we got all into the songs of the summer, highlighting windows-rolled-down anthems by the likes of Gaga, Xtina, Katy Perry, Usher and Train. Well, we might want to make a late addition to the list with “Misery,” the new single from Maroon 5.

“Misery” is pretty classic Maroon 5, with a rubber-band funk bassline, swinging beat and Adam Levine’s rich, conversational vocals riding on top. Like a lot of Maroon 5 jams, “Misery” is a buoyant, poppy affair that has a dark underbelly. “Misery” is about the dire straits Levine finds himself in when a relationship peters out.

If the song sounds like sunshine, the video will apparently be a little more stormy. Levine recently told MTV News that the upcoming clip will feature some violence, wherein the lady comes out on top.

“Misery” is the first single from Maroon 5′s upcoming album, Hands All Over, due out in September. Check out the song below.

+ Listen to Maroon 5, “Misery,” here.