Maroon 5 is one of those bands that went by way of the bright lights of Hollywood. I saw them tour their first record for $5 in the best dive bar venue in my city many years ago. That terrific debut was followed by a pretty rapid decent into full-on pop mess. That’s not to say it’s terrible music…it just wasn’t for me. This new one gives me hope…and the video is worth a minute or two. New record, V, drops on September 2nd.