The world of music is an ever-changing landscape and new trends seem to pop out at a moment’s notice. Nowadays there are less proper bands compared to the good ol’ days and it seems a famous band member misses those times.
While speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 talked about the golden era of music where bands were all the rage compared to what people see in the music industry nowadays.
While he is okay with solo singers such as Avril Lavigne, Levine simply misses the times when bands were in the limelight more.
You look back at that stuff and, it’s funny, I’ve been showing my kid music videos, my little girl. And it’s funny how you go back and re-watch like these old videos, and listen to these old songs, and I’ve been playing her a lot of Avril Lavigne records. Like, dude, “I’m With You” is like — it’s, yeah, that gives you tears. It’s crazy, because you don’t remember it in the same way, because you took it for granted, because it was like when you were growing up, and it was just part of what you had on the radio. But there’s some really great songs that I didn’t understand how good they were back then.
It’s funny, when the first Maroon 5 album came out there were still other bands. 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 are 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.
As reported earlier, Maroon 5 are set to collaborate with Megan Thee Stallion on a new track called “Beautiful Mistakes”.