11:43am PT by Rebecca Ford
Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Video Features Bank Robbery, Car Chases and Explosions (Video)
Don’t try this at home, kids.
Maroon 5’s new music video for "Payphone" features frontman Adam Levine escaping a bank robbery, dodging bullets, stealing a car and running from police.
“Payphone” is the lead single from Maroon 5’s upcoming album Overexposed, set for release on June 26th via A&M/Octone!
Directed by Samuel Bayner, the clip starts out with Levine standing by an exploding car. Then, Levine is shown sitting in a bank that is soon robbed. We then get to see how he ended up standing next to that exploding car. Although it's fun to see such a big-budget clip from the band, the story line doesn't make complete sense. Since Levine's character didn't rob the bank, why does he keep running from the cops? And why does he leave the pretty lady behind? But at least there's plenty to look at.
Maroon 5 first performed the new single on The Voice, where Levine stars as one of the four coaches. Wiz Khalifa, who is featured on the track, also appeared on the show. After the performance, "Payphone" debuted atop the iTunes chart. Due to its opening sales week, the song arrived with the best digital sales frame by a group, raking in 493,000.
Watch Maroon 5’s new video below.