Can’t drink the pain away.

Can’t drink the pain away.

There’s no stopping Maroon 5. The band is determined to secure a smash, unleashing one song after the next off their forthcoming album Red Pill Blues.

Frontman Adam Levine said they’re not interested in releasing pop cuts this time around, but it’s impossible for them to escape that sugary vortex. They’re definitely trying, though. Following “What Lovers Do” featuring SZA and “Help Me Out” with Julia Michaels is “Whiskey” featuring A$AP Rocky, a reflective piano-driven ballad.

“I never knew that love was blind / ‘Til I was hers,” Levine sings. “‘But she was never mine/ Yeah, I was reckless, but I let it burn / ‘Til she kissed me like a whiskey,” he sings. A$AP Rocky also recalls a former flame from the bottom of the bottle. “I ain’t like the other cognacs/ Or the type of cat that’d never call back/ Or lose contact when you’re running out of rum and you make a run,” he raps. “All of that tequila’s a killer/ A little vodka break her off something proper/ Pop a cork and play spin the bottle.”

Ever had one of those drunken nights and longed for lost love? Yep, that’s “Whiskey.” Listen below beginning at midnight:

Red Pill Blues will be released on November 3rd via Interscope Records.

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