WATCH: Maroon 5 Shares Emotional 'Memories' Video
Maroon 5 on Tuesday premiered an emotional video for its new song “Memories.”
Seemingly shot in one take, the simple visual focuses on frontman Adam Levine, who struggles to get through the song.
“It’s a heavy song,” Levine explained during an appearance on Ellen that aired Monday. “It’s very heavy. I’ve never had a song about anything quite like this.”
The song is a tribute to Levine’s childhood friend and Maroon 5’s manager Jordan Feldstein, who died in December 2017 of a pulmonary thromboembolism at 40.
“I miss him every day,” said Levine, who is one of seven songwriters credited on the track.
“This incredible guy came to me with this song and … it was unfinished but it was definitely about what it was going to be about already, which is loss and experiencing and suffering loss,” he told Ellen DeGeneres.
“I filled in the holes with the proper words that I thought would match the experience that I had been going through.”
The video ends with the words: “For Jordi.”
Watch the video below:
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