Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Nerd Saves the Day
Would you buy Adam Levine as a pencil-pushing bank worker who wears glasses and doesn’t have much game with the ladies?
I really, really wouldn’t, but I totally would see him saving the day (and the girl) should a bunch robbers break into a bank, which is what happens in the video for Maroon 5’s latest, “Payphone,” featuring Whiz Khalifa, the lead single off the band’s upcoming album Overexposed.
The clip casts Levine in the role of a the nerd who ends up saving the day, and getting taken by the cops as an accomplice. Gunfire, car chases through L.A., explosions, bloodying of the singer’s punum, and losing of his shirt ensue.
It’s a thrill ride, alright – and the song is a classic Maroon 5 earworm. I enjoy.
P.S.: Now that Maroon 5 has dropped “Payphone” – and Beyoncé has “Video Phone” and Lady Gaga has “Telephone” and Kylie Minogue has “Speakerphone”– I have decided to come out with my own song inspired by a communication device. Get ready for...“Baby Monitor.”
Photo: E! Online.