• George Gandy

Song Review: "Beautiful Mistakes" by Maroon 5


I’ll be blunt when I say this: I do not like Maroon 5’s music. Their music sounds generic to me and I find Adam Levine’s vocals in their songs uniquely annoying. Of course, I wasn’t looking forward to their collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion titled “Beautiful Mistakes.”


I correctly predicted that this would be yet another generic Maroon 5 song, but this time taking tropes from other modern pop/rap songs; it seems like a lot of songs nowadays have no idea how to open their song, so they opt with having a faintly distant person singing “oooh” while the instrumentation is also distant and echoing.


The meaning of the song also feels generic; it’s just Levine reminiscing about an old love from the past. The one thing I can say I liked is how Megan Thee Stallion’s lyrics contrast this with her singing about an old flame in a negative fashion, despite the fact that her rap is just tacked onto the song, reminding me of Kanye West’s vocals in Katy Perry’s “E.T.”


If you really like Maroon 5, then you’ll probably get a kick out of this song, but since I really don’t care for Maroon 5 and I don’t know much about Megan Thee Stallion (who’s only in this song for the tacked on rap vocals), I’m not one to recommend this.

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