Maroon 5's 'Payphone' video: Guns, car chases, and spare change
It’s blockbuster season at the multiplex, so why shouldn’t music videos provide their own crash-boom-bang?
That seems to be Maroon 5’s philosophy. Last night, the band pulled back the curtain on the brand new video for their Wiz Khalifa-assisted single “Payphone,” and it has no shortage of gunfire, car chases, explosions — plus plenty of frontman Adam Levine actually singing into a payphone.
The clip puts Levine in the middle of a bank robbery, and though he initially appears to be just a loan officer or something, he manages to steal a gun, bust out of the bank with a foxy lady, and end up becoming a sought-after fugitive himself. Along the way he steals Wiz Khalifa’s car and loses his shirt.
Pretty action packed, right? Though it’s not entirely clear why Levine didn’t just explain to the cops that he was a loan officer trying to escape the violent vigilantes holding up the place. And what becomes of the woman Levine escapes with? And why doesn’t he have a cell phone?
With all those questions left hanging, Maroon 5 should consider “Payphone” the first part of a trilogy. Hopefully Levine will be diving through a wedding cake in the next clip.
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