First Maroon 5 review on this page, and what better with their new released album along with their new single? But before I get to it, here's the music video of what I'm going to be talking about. You can click here.
Overexposed, get it right now because this is a seriously sweet, tentalising album straight for the ears. Now, before I review the song, I have to tell you the video makes no sense at the start, and seems quite vague which is similar to PAYPHONE. Though, I still am loving this track.
ONE MORE NIGHT sounds like those tracks which have been done previously on separate albums by Maroon 5, but I can't argue because the melodic instrumentals coupled with that crazy Adam Levine voice always makes any track sound absolutely subtle. The first listen is what is most intriguing of it all; it sounds electro-pop'ish', reggae at the same time but with the closer ears, you'll listen that it is kind of like the same of MOVES LIKE JAGGER, except that this is less 'fun' than their 2nd number one hit on Billboard. And I can't complain much. When Overexposed is out, we'll see if it is going to get the same comparisons to Hands All Over or is it going to be a renewed album that stands out on it's own, because at this rate, it looks definitely inevitable. At the same time, ONE MORE NIGHT doesn't talks about one-night stands, but basically about this girl that clings onto Levine and so on, and probably one more night to end it off or something. That is, basically my way of 'knowing' the song. But let's face it, if it's a good song, people won't find it exhausting to keep replaying the song.
On the summer note, this song is ideal for not exactly break-ups or patch-ups. But it also climbs well on the club charts and that says something different. ONE MORE NIGHT might get more plays than the former single due to it isn't being a club-anthem at all. But because we know Maroon 5 as a much more pop band, this song might serve to come under-fire from critics and fans alike. But as the band takes a different direction, we all need to follow them all you're going to be easily thrown under the rocks. But electrolysed sync to the song serves as a purpose and is basically why the transition in music is so large and different.
ORGINALITY: 8/10 - What can I say? Have you ever seen a mix of different genres coming up to become such a wonderful hit? This song is basically that. And what I love about it is that it doesn't pale in comparisons towards the older songs and is quite the hit for many. It's going to replace PAYPHONE, I have a feeling. Or maybe not.
SOUND: 8/10 - And that says it all. Electro-pop meets reggae meets some sort of contemporary to create this wonderfully smashed hit. Smash it!
LYRICS: 8/10 - I'm not exactly happy with it, to be honest. But it does function somehow to a return of roots for Levine and the band. But some lyrics really advocate that sort of love/hate feeling and still has that deep love or hatred towards that person. "I cross my heart and I hope to die/That I only stay with you one more night" and "Try to tell you no, but my body keeps on telling you yes".
OVERALL: 24/30 - The basis of it still tells us why Maroon 5 is still an ever-loving band filled with creative inspirations with susceptible twists but generally engaging tracks that will leave you in awe and crunch. ONE MORE NIGHT is going to take over following PAYPHONE's existence. But that's just my bet.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.