It’s refreshing to hear a pop star accepting responsibility for disappointing record sales. But we think Maroon 5’s Adam Levine might be a little too hard on himself.
The band are enjoying worldwide success with their new single Payphone. But despite previous single Moves Like Jagger becoming one of the biggest selling tracks of all time, the album it was taken from sold poorly. And Adam thinks it’s his fault.
Speaking to Q Magazine, the singer said: “That was a disappointment. I blame, partially, myself because my ego was getting in the way. I wanted to be at the helm of every aspect of every tiny thing. It got to the point where there was a really good reality check.”
And just to add to the pity party, he believes his Nirvana loving younger self would not have approved of the band’s pop sound, admitting: “I probably would have hated me.”
And we imagine he’d have told you to cheer up too, you Moaning Minnie.