MTV and VH1 announced that the networks will simultaneously premiere the highly anticipated music video for Maroon 5’s “Misery” today on-air and online. “Misery” is the first single from Maroon 5’s forthcoming album “Hands All Over” on A&M/Octone. In addition to the video premiere, Maroon 5 is slated to be VH1’s POSTED artist for September.
"Misery," the debut single from the band's new album, impacted radio this week and has already taken flight. The song was the #1 most added at Hot AC and the #2 most added track at Top 40 radio. "Misery" received OVER 120 adds out of the box and has an audience approaching 10 million just days after its release.
The video will debut first online on MTV.com and VH1.com today at 12pm ET, followed by an on-air primetime premiere at 8pm EST on MTV, mtv2, mtvU, mtvHits, and MTV tr3s. The video will enter into on-air rotation on VH1 the following morning. Link to the video premiere:http://at.mtv.com/tiO
“It was great to be back on set with the guys again,” said Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine. “Everyone in the band really dug the concept and it was fun working with director Joseph Kahn. I am looking forward to our fans getting to check it out!”
Directed by famed director, Joseph Kahn, the video features lead singer Adam Levine in misery over a relationship gone awry. The action packed tongue-and-cheek video features the object of Levine’s affection throwing knives at him, hitting him with a car and throwing him off a building. Despite being a bit disheveled, Levine continues to try to stick out the relationship.
“It’s a subversive way to show sexy vulnerability to Adam’s personality, with a masculine strength in the way he handles misery,” says Kahn. “There is nothing a girl can dish out he can’t take. It’s eye catching and fun.”
In addition to the video premiere, Maroon 5 has also been selected as VH1’s POSTED artist for September. POSTED, posted.vh1.com, is a new cross channel digital franchise that provides music fans with a singular destination to find social media updates, videos, news and photos of their favorite artists.