With only a few days left to go until they hit the stage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards for the first time ever, Maroon 5 have decided to share a brand-new track entitled “Animals“! The track serves as their second official single following “Maps” in support of their upcoming fifth studio album V, which is set to hit stores on September 2 via Interscope Records. Co-written and produced alongside Benny Blanco and Shellback, “Animals” is another lustful anthem from the boys driven by a booming, Soul II Soul-style beat and one earworm of a hook: “Baby, I’m preying on you tonight / Hunt you down, eat you alive/ Just like animals,” frontman Adam Levine sings on-top of the reggae-flavored production. I’m not necessarily a big fan of the lyrics on this one, but the song is undeniably a bop that grows on you after a few listens. You can also hear the song in the new Kia Soul EV Hamster Commercial, which will be presented during the VMAs this Sunday (August 24) at 9/8c – Don’t forget to tune in! What do you guys think?
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