This blog is not very old, but so far, I’ve only criticized things that I do not like. I’ve never been a fan of the Washington, D.C. football team, and though I recognize that Meghan Trainor’s songs are catchy, I’m not a fan of her, either.
But I am a fan of Maroon 5. I downloaded “She Will Be Loved” from Napster and I root for Adam Levine’s team on the “The Voice.” So I was incredibly disappointed when I finally watched the video for their new song “Animals.”
Upon first listen, it sounds like a pretty normal Maroon 5 song. The lyrics by themselves are also open for interpretation. There’s some creepiness, but it could be interpreted as a song about a toxic relationship.
Take this for example:
You can find other fish in the sea
You can pretend it’s meant to be
But you can’t stay away from me
It could be about a girl who can’t get over her boyfriend despite the boyfriend being bad for her.
But then, you watch the music video (trigger warning for scenes of stalking and implied violence):