While promoting his new song, by the band that he fronts, ‘Beautiful Stranger’ featuring Megan Thee Stallion, he lamented to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the lack of pop bands currently working.
“It’s funny, when the first Maroon 5 album came out there were still other bands,” he said, reported by Stereogum.
“I feel like there aren’t any bands anymore, you know? That’s the thing that makes me kind of sad, is that there were just bands. There’s no bands anymore, and I feel like they’re a dying breed.
“And so I kind of, in a weird way, as far as … I mean, there still are plenty of bands, and maybe they’re not in the limelight quite as much, or in the pop limelight, but I wish there could be more of those around.”
A little over a year ago, Maroon 5 accused The 1975 – another pop band, whose most recent album Notes On A Conditional Form hit #1 both here and the UK – of ripping them off. It went exactly as you’d expect it to.