The Maroon 5 ‘Payphone' Video Gets the Cartoon Treatment

 - May 8, 2012
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Maroon 5's first LP from the upcoming 'Overexposed' album has been released and is titled 'Payphone.' The video, displayed with a comic book-esque aesthetic, offers some new beats by the band, who is looking to pump up their image and style with some new club-like hits.

Payphone, in classic Maroon 5, fashion focuses on the story of a broken heart. The heavy subject matter is made more lighthearted with the cartoon theme. With a main character that looks suspiciously like lead singer Adam Levine, the Payphone video takes a step away from the hyper-sexualized videos of Maroon 5's past.

Changing their image is a big part of any band's lasting vitality. With the new image and sound, Maroon 5 is straying far enough away to remain fresh, but staying close enough to home to retain their fan base. The 3D comic strip presented is a look at the new overall changes heading Maroon 5's way. The new album is set to release on June 26th.