Adam Levine flexes his acting skills in his “Maps” music video. Unraveling like a tragic Nicholas Sparks novel, the Maroon 5 frontman lives a nightmare as the love of his life meets an unfortunate end, essentially by his own hands.
The clip begins with Levine barging into the Emergency wing of a local hospital. He’s panicked and quickly fumbles his way past the receptionist and various medical personnel. He soon finds a devastating site as his brunette beauty is in surgery, fighting for her life. We don’t know the context of the scene, but the video proceeds to work backward in time, slowing piecing together the previous few hours like a Rubik’s cube.
Prior to the bloody conclusion, we learn that Levine was caught cheating on her at a party, after several shots of whiskey. She leaves the rave in tears and ultimately fate takes over. It’s not pretty–no, seriously, the images are pretty graphic.
"Maps" is the lead-in to the band’s forthcoming studio set V, expected Sept. 2.