Maroon 5's new single, 'Misery,' has frontman Adam Levine crooning about the agony of a dwindling, uncommunicative relationship, stating, "Why won't you answer me? / Your silence is slowly killing me / Girl you really got me bad."
The falsetto-pleading, yet upbeat, keyboard-popping track, features a melodic chorus similar-sounding to their 2004 hit, 'This Love.' 'Misery' is the first single off Maroon 5's upcoming album 'Hands All Over,' in stores Sept. 21.
The song's paired music video -- directed by Joseph Kahn -- surprisingly focuses on violence instead of sex, with the leading lady attempting to kill her lover. "I thought [the concept] was really amazing," Levine explained to MTV News, "because it kind of turns the whole idea of the sexual energy between two people."
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