Maroon 5 have released a new single called "Animals" that is one of the creepiest pop songs in recent memory. With cringeworthy lyrics like "Baby I’m preying on you tonight / Hunt you down, eat you alive," "Maybe you think you that can hide / I can smell your scent from miles," and "But we get along when I'm inside you ... But I get so high when I'm inside you" this is probably the most rapey song since Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."
In spite of the rapey language, the song has a good beat and sounds like it could be a hit pop song. Lead singer Adam Levine nails the timing and melodies of a few tried and true R&B phrases, although you've gotta wonder if and when people will get tired of his falsetto. Judging from "Animals" and the previous single, "Maps," it feels like Levine is pushing his vocal range to a higher pitch than he has on any previous Maroon 5 record - which says a lot.
Making the lyric video even creepier is the imagery of snakes, interspersed with a rabbit. Seriously, does anyone enjoy watching this? Please let us know in the comment section below.
The Benny Blanco and Shellback produced song is set to be part of Maroon 5's upcoming album called V (pronounced "Five"), which is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
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