Maroon 5 have always made pretty catchy songs, but the last few have just been laden with hooks destined to top the charts. Payphone is no exception. One of their poppier tracks of recent times, in Payphone they pair up with Wiz Khalifa to deliver an infectious new track off their upcoming album, Overexposed.
Whilst Maroon 5 have built somewhat of a reputation for sweet love songs, this latest track is more of a retrospective lament, looking at a broken relationship gone by. That said, it remains very far from a ballad, and delivers into the consistent sound they’ve established over the years.
However, Wiz Khalifa comes in to shake it up in the final verse and complements their pop sounds with his smooth flow.
Check it out, and let us know what you think.
What do you think of this collaboration? Is Wiz Khalifa selling out, or is it a perfect fusion of genres? Let us know your opinion in the comments!