Maroon 5 is set to perform this Sunday during halftime of the Super Bowl, and during a recent interview, Adam Levine opens up about his thoughts on landing the “biggest gig in the game” and what fans can expect.
Levine said, “The spectacle is the music. We just kind of wanted to bring it back to a time when it was a little more simple. When the highlight, the focus was the connection to the songs.”
When Levine was asked about the controversy about Maroon 5 performing the halftime show, he said, “When you look back on every single Super Bowl halftime show, people just can’t — it’s this, like, insatiable urge to hate a little bit. I’m not in the right profession if I can’t handle a little bit of controversy. It’s what it is. We expected it. We would like to move on from it. And like I said earlier, speak through the music.”
He also revealed he consulted with someone before saying yes to the Super Bowl halftime show. Levine said, “I did. I spoke to many people,” he said. “Most importantly though, when I silenced all the noise, I listened to myself and made my decision and made my decision based on what I thought about it all. No one thought about it more than I did. No one put more thought and love into this decision than I did.”