Maroon 5, ‘Payphone’ (The Sound of Arrows Remix) – Song Premiere
‘Payphone,’ featuring Wiz Khalifa, currently occupies the No. 2 spot on the singles chart. The Sound of Arrows Remix opens with swirling synth flourishes and large instrumental chunks, occasionally accented by Adam Levine‘s distant voice singing, “Don’t hang up / Baby, I’m begging you, please don’t go.”
Portions of the song’s hook and Khalifa’s guest verse appear as the song progresses, but the focus remains on the atmospheric electronic effects that add a dance element to the mid-tempo track, which is part of the group’s upcoming ‘Overexposed’ album. The arrangement is fun and vibrant, despite its subject matter of a crumbling relationship.
Listen to Maroon 5, ‘Payphone (The Sound of Arrows Remix)’