Song Review:  It was Always You – Maroon 5

Last July 29, Maroon 5 released their second promotional single “It was Always You” from their upcoming fifth studio album “V.” slated for release on September 2. Maroon 5 continues to prove their versatility as they explore different dimensions in their music. Incorporating electronic and pop elements with this unlikely song, Maroon 5 is indeed one of the music scene’s audaciously amazing artists.

The track was co-written and co-produced by Grammy-winning team The Monsters and the Strangerz (Cher Lloyd, Big Sean, Carly Rae Jepsen), together with Adam Levine, Sam Martin, Jason Evigan and Marcus Lomax.

“It was Always You” lyrically portrays unexpected love that blossomed over time between friends. “For my own life, we never crossed the line / Only friends in my mind, but now I realize…” These last two lines of the pre-chorus suggest an unanticipated feeling between two old friends that happens not only in books or in the movies. It takes listeners further down memory lane, realizing things they have not realized before until something tapped on their hearts and minds. The song’s upbeat electronic vibe will make people move instead of going melodramatic with feelings.

When realization hits someone that they were actually in love with their friends all along, a sudden grip is felt in the heart. “It was always you / Can’t believe I could not see it all this time / It was always you / Now I know why my heart wasn’t satisfied, satisfied / It was always you,” when the very root of an unsatisfied heart is caused by trying to find love elsewhere only to find that it is already within reach.