℗ 2019 Interscope Records (222 Records)
Memories - Single Tracklist:
This was a great method example of how something that inspired you can make a great platform for reinvention. It’s not thievery because Johann Pachelbel is properly credited. Kind of amazing really. Plus it’s an amazingly well written song. It’s not easy to fit a to b which that has already existed for 300 something years, and is something most people have heard wether they know it or not.
The song is chill, it’s one of my favorites. However the melody is strangely similar to Pachelbel’s Canon. I don’t know if this was intentional or not, but I’m putting 4 stars because I’m not sure about the authenticity of this melody. If it was copied, then 1 or 2 stars. If it wasn’t, definitely 5 stars.
I remember first hearing the album “Songs About Jane”, where every song was a beautiful piece of work, and Maroon 5 had a very notable sound, one that you could pick up even if it was just playing on those crapy speakers in the mall that you just sort of hear as white noise while you’re shopping. They kept this solid, sensual, potent sound going all the way to Red Pill Blues in 2017, adding just enough to keep it fresh each time, but holding on to what made them Maroon 5 in the first place. This song... it’s lazy. It doesn’t have the Maroon 5 sound, it could have been made by any modern pop singer and nobody would have thought it was that artist’s song. It’s a simple song that’s repetitive, watery(I can’t believe I’m using that to describe a SONG.), and feels like a pathetic attempt to push out SOMETHING. I officially put forward that this song is scrubbed from the Maroon 5 discography, and that we never speak of it again.
This is a nice song. It’s nice and calm, and overall the lyrics are decent. However, it’s not a normal Maroon 5 song. Of course, that doesn’t make it a bad song. It’s just best to think of it as a song by Adam alone.
This is a new sound for Maroon 5. It's not flashy pop like their newest three albums or gritty, energetic pop-rock like their first three. It's just... chill. It's simple but meaningful. It's easy on the ears but pulls hard on the heartstrings. It's not their best song to date, but it's close, and while I hope that this doesn't become the band's new sound, I love Memories for what it is.
Wow ... reading other reviews was traumatizing! 1- So what if the melody is reused?!?!? It’s a great melody!!! 2- something not typical of maroon 5, shows us what you can do...singing out of the box! 3- great message! I can understand every word you say! Great relaxing nostalgic song...thank you for creating this song!
This song is perfect to honor those that we lost. It is not too sad which is great. This is how these types of songs should be. Unlike songs like “In the arms or the angel” that will have you balling in the first 2 seconds (I hate those types of songs). RIP to everyone that passed away💜