A few more details and descriptions have been released by Maroon 5 on their official site about their upcoming collaboration with Gwen, “My Heart Is Open”. The highly anticipated track appears on the band’s new album, V, due out September 2.
The song is described as “emotionally raw and direct” and features “passionate and romantic” lyrics including “I donâ€™t need another lover/I want you”. “My Heart Is Open” has been called a “heart-tugging piano ballad, building to a soaring chorus with subtle orchestration”. The details hint at a theme of yearning to keep a relationship together. Lead singer Adam Levine also called the song “beautiful” and “special” saying “it’s one of those songs that feel classicâ€¦ it feels like a song that could have been out 15 years ago.â€
Song writers are credited as: Levine, Levin, Sia Furler, Rodney Jerkins, Andre Lindal and clocks in at 3:57. “My Heart Is Open” appears as the last track on the album, followed by two B-sides.
Fans can now pre-order Maroon 5’s V on iTunes now here.
Maroon 5 — Meanwhile, itâ€™s become a M5 tradition to feature a collaboration with an unexpected guest artist, with major talents like Wiz Khalifa (â€œPayphoneâ€), Lady Antebellum (â€œOut of Goodbyesâ€), Rihanna (â€œIf I Never See Your Face Againâ€) and Christina Aguilera (â€œMoves Like Jaggerâ€) having done the honors on hits past. On that level, V does not disappoint, as â€œMy Heart Is Openâ€ features Levine performing a duet with none other than Gwen Stefani.
Thatâ€™s not the only surprise on V, however. â€œMy Heart Is Openâ€ reveals Maroon 5 at its most emotionally raw and direct: it features Levineâ€™s passionate romantic testifying (â€œI donâ€™t need another lover/I want youâ€) over a spare, heart-tugging piano ballad, building to a soaring chorus with subtle orchestration.