Sunday, May 13, 2012

Maroon 5 Official Music Video for Payphone Featuring Whiz Khalifa

Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa

A few weeks ago Maroon 5 has premiered on The Voice their exciting new single Payphone, featuring one of America's top rapper, Wiz Khalifa. And a few weeks later we have here the explicit and grimy look of official music video, courtesy of Vevo.

Samuel Bayer, known as the director of music videos by some famous artists like Justin Timberlake, Green Day, Aerosmith and Good Charlotte, envisioned the music video like an action flick. Maroon 5 lead Singer Adam Levine muscles it out to play the superhero as he takes down some bank robbers. But as a twist of fate he was mistaken as one of the robbers and have to escape the wrath of the responding league of policemen.

Check out the video of Maroon 5's Payphone in full:

This music video, which is highly received by critics and fans alike is a delight to the eye. Some scenes are exactly a reminiscent of some action movies like The Dark Knight for the robbery scene, The Fast and The Furious for the car chase and Transformers for some smashing blow up and explosions.

This is a fresh new thing from Maroon 5 as they are in for some serious action and acting: Adam as the bored office man and his band members doing some trashing and killing as they robbed the bank. A very nice way of telling the tale as a back story from the opening scene of the video. Very old school indeed, just like the message the song is subliminally trying to promote the use of payphone.

Can we guess that Adam is campaigning for an acting career? After his increased prominence as a Judge in The Voice, I think he is ready for anything to widen his craft. There is really nothing wrong if we can see Adam in a Hollywood movie. After all a fellow artist, Rihanna, made it big after snagging a huge role in The Battleship, which I guess was a very good movie, by the way.

You could also check out some outakes and behind the scenes during the shooting of the video:

What do you think of the video? Do you think its the gonna match the popularity of the record single?