While it always goes without saying that whenever Maroon 5 is discussed, there is an obligatory but unspoken moment of grieving for the band that once was, it's important we try to appreciate their continued efforts to bring us new jams. "Maps" is an epic feat in that department.
"Maps", the lead single off their upcoming fifth album, is in the same vain as "Moves Like Jagger" and "One More Night" or anything off of Overexposed. It's poppy and made for the treadmill and dance floor. And that shouldn't come as a surprise. OneRepublic Ryan Tedder (who has written basically every smash song for artists like Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, and Kelly Clarkson) and Max Martin (a hit-maker for Britney Spears and Katy Perry) are both credited as songwriters.
The song explores the theme of searching for love, as Adam Levine sings, "All the roads you took came back to me / So I'm following the map that leads to you."