Just 24 hours after Maroon 5 surprised fans with another catchy tune from their upcoming sixth album, Adam Levine and Co. gave their live debut of “Cold” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday (Feb. 15).
Although the track features Future, the rapper didn’t make it to the Ellen appearance. But even without their song’s guest star, Maroon 5 sounded almost exactly like the studio version their new tune about a love that has grown chilly.
It’s the second new track from the gang in four months, following on the heels of their hit “Don’t Wanna Know” with Kendrick Lamar. In classic Ellen fashion, of course, the talk show host grilled Levine about details on the next LP. Unfortunately for fans, though, Levine didn’t seem to have too much information to share.
“Like in a few months,” Levine told DeGeneres about when the new album is due. “I don’t know exactly when so I’m going to be as vague as possible.” He also said he didn’t really know what it will be called.
Despite the equivocal response, DeGeneres had some album title suggestions lined up for the Maroon 5 frontman. “Songs About Ellen,” “NPAI” (which stands for “Nude Pics Of Adam Inside” and got the crowd riled up) and a play on the alternative facts trend, “Alternative Tracks.” Levine also discussed the drug-trip music video for “Cold,” which Maroon 5 previewed early Wednesday morning.
Watch Maroon 5’s first live performance of “Cold” and Levine’s interview below.