Maroon 5 have shared a new lyric video for their current hit, ‘Memories’, which you can check out below.
Prior to the lyric video, the band released an official promotional film for the track. In that minimalist clip, directed by David Dobkin, frontman Adam Levine delivers the song’s nostalgic lyrics as the camera slowly pans out. “Here’s to the ones that we got/Cheers to the wish that you’re here, but you’re not/‘Cause the drinks bring back all the memories/Of everything we’ve been through,” he croons as shadows move across his bearded face. At the time of writing, the video has reached over 160 million views on YouTube.
‘Memories’ is about the loss of the band’s manager, Jordan Feldstein, who died in December 2017.
Adam Levine told Radio Now: “This song is for anyone who has ever experienced loss. In other words, this song is for all of us.”
On 18 September, Maroon 5 announced the release of the song with its cover art on social media after posting several collages of photos. The following week, the band collaborated with Apple for a feature within the Photos app to promote the track, allowing users to make a montage of their photos set to the song.
Released through 222/Interscope Records on 20 September, ‘Memories’ marked Maroon 5’s first new release since their chart-topping hit ‘Girls Like You’ (feat. Cardi B), which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 2018. ‘Memories’ debuted at number 22 on 5 October 2019 on the Billboard Hot 100, later peaking at No.4 and becoming the band’s 10th top-five track.
Maroon 5 also recently announced a South American tour for 2020. They play the following shows:
Feb 23: Mexico City, MEX, Foro Sol
Feb 28: Santiago, CL, Estadio Nacional
Mar 1: Sao Paulo, BRA, Allinaz Parque
Mar 3: Brasilia, BRA, Estadio Mane Garrincha
Mar 5: Recife, BRA, Esplanada do Classic Hall
Mar 7: Rio de Janeiro, BRA, Estacionamento Jeunesse Arena
Mar 10: Montevideo, UY, Estadio Centenario
Mar 12: Buenos Aires, ARG, Campo Argentino de Polo
Mar 14: Bogota, COL, Parque Salitre Magico.