Maroon 5 Makes a Comeback With Deeply Personal Music Video for “Middle Ground”

Maroon 5 at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival in 2017.
Maroon 5 at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival in 2017. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (8851736bl)

It’s been almost two years since Maroon 5 shared some new music with their fans, but they’re finally gearing up for a comeback. They drooped a deeply personal music video for “Middle Ground”, their first new release since 2021.

This honest and heartfelt visual was directed by David Dobkin, and it takes us to Malibu. It shows the members of the band recording new music together, working things out by each other’s side, and enjoying some time outdoors with Adam Levine’s wife Behati Prinsloo, and daughters Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.

“We wanted to let the lyrics tell the story and message, and allow the visuals to connect to the audience in a very personal and human way… The creative was to focus on the band –together – through a series of documentary-like images and vignettes,” Levine told People.

“Middle Ground” is Maroon 5 first new song in almost two years, since the release of their seventh studio album Jordi in 2021, which produced singles “Memories”, “Nobody’s Love”, and “Beautiful Mistakes” ft. Megan Thee Stallion.

The band was mostly busy with live performances in the wake of its release, including the world tour last year, their Las Vegas residency and a concert at the pyramids of Giza in Cairo this year, and the upcoming tour across Europe in June and July.