Maroon 5 unveiled the video for their new single “Memories” on Tuesday (Oct. 8).
The minimalist clip opens on an extreme close-up of frontman Adam Levine, who delivers the song’s nostalgic lyrics as the camera slowly pans out. “Here’s to the ones that we got/ Cheers to the wish that you’re here, but you’re not/ ‘Cause the drinks bring back all the memories/ Of everything we’ve been through,” he croons as shadows move across his bearded face.
The video is dedicated to Jordan Feldstein, the band’s late manager who died unexpectedly in December 2017 following a pulmonary embolism. As the visual ends, the screen fades to black, the words “For Jordi” appear scrawled in sweet, handwritten font.
“Memories” serves as the band’s first new release since their chart-topping hit “Girls Like You” (feat. Cardi B), which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 2018. Watch the video below.