It’s lonely at the top, especially in lockdown. Maroon 5’s “Nobody’s Love” is a visual nod to all that.
The new video is a study of being all alone in a big city. Adam Levine is that guy. He’s the only guy. Indeed, no one else appears in the clip, shot in Los Angeles by David Dobkin, the filmmaker behind Maroon 5’s promos for “Sugar,” “Girls Like You” and “Memories.”
Levine is sporting a full beard and freshly-shaved head combo. At one point he rolls a fat one, and lights it up.
On it, he sings, “You’re the only hand in my back pocket/ If you ever left I go psychotic/ Heaven hear me cryin cryin oh oh/ Baby you’re the key to my heart locket.”
According to the blurb accompanying the video, Dobkin filmed “Nobody’s Love” on an iPhone.
Maroon 5 will perform their new single on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Aug. 10. Before that, the pop-rock outfit and their label Interscope Records have pledged to make a donation to the ACLU of Southern California, which leads calls for an end to the war on marijuana.
“Nobody’s Love” is the followup to the teary “Memories,” the lead single from their forthcoming seventh studio album. “Memories” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and made history atop Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay radio chart.
Last week, M5 announced new routing for their planned 2021 North American tour, which was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now locked-in to start July 15 at the Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Calif.
The rescheduled trek will include dates at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Boston’s Fenway Park.
Watch “Nobody’s Love” below.