Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Adam Levine for Details Magazine July 2012
On himself: "I'm fiercely independent, but I'm also terrified of being alone. I travel in a pack. I like to be surrounded, not just with my boys, but with family, too."
On music: "A lot of people perceive our music as very safe, but it was a reaction to the conformity I was rebelling against. When I graduated high school, I moved to the east side of Hollywood and everyone was hip and cool. Everybody wanted to be the Strokes, and I wanted to sound like Michael Jackson and write pop songs. Maroon 5 may not be groundbreaking—we're not Arcade Fire—but we did sh*t that other bands weren't really getting down with. We're counting on the cultural-feedback loop to pull a Journey on us. Journey wasn't cool. Now I can't go out one night without somebody screaming the words to that f**king song. That's what we're banking on. We'll play Coachella in 15 years."
On his extended family helping him with the ladies: "One of my theories on why I'm so capable of understanding women is that after my parents split, my mom moved in with her brother's ex-wife—my aunt—who was also newly single. So I was living in a house with two jilted women, plus my cousin, who's more like my sister, and my brother, Michael, who we eventually find out is gay. Just the estrogen alone . . . You know when you're 14 and terrified to talk to a girl? I didn't suffer much from that. It seemed very natural to me to talk to girls."
On enjoying the spotlight: "I love attention. I can't stand not having it. It just has to be the right kind. To do what you love, to be with the people you love? That's all I want. That's the 'kwan.'"
On the two types of men when it comes to women: "There's two kinds of men. There are men who are f**king misogynist pigs, and then there are men who just really love women, who think they're the most amazing people in the world. And that's me. Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much."
Credit @ Details Magazine