Artist(s): Maroon 5
Label: A&M Records
Release Date: 01/21/2013
Edited Version Available: Yes
Parental Advisory: No
Other Choices: "Kiss You" (CD Single), The World from the Side of the Moon, "Don't You Worry Child (feat. John Martin)" (CD Single)
Common Sense Says: Less steam, more soul in cleaner-than-usual Maroon 5 track.
Common Sense Rates It:
Parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Daylight" is among Maroon 5's cleaner tracks, with no profanity, violence, or substance use, and only a few very light allusions to intimacy (spending the night together). It's a good pick for tweens who love the band but are too young for some of their sexier, more mature music.
- Families can talk about a recurring word -- "perfect" -- in Maroon 5's songs, and the potential pitfalls of putting someone you love up on an unrealistic pedestal. Why is that problematic?
- In one line, lead singer Adam Levine sings, "Here I am, staring at your perfection in my arms, so beautiful." Does someone need to be perfect to be beautiful? Why or why not?
- Think about people you consider beautiful, and name some of the reasons why.
What's the story?
"DAYLIGHT" is the third single from the album Overexposed by pop phenoms Maroon 5. Serving as the power-ballad of the album, the track debuted on a November 2012 episode of TV show The Voice -- the wildly popular singing competition of which Maroon 5 lead singer, Adam Levine, is a judge.
Is it any good?
For lots of their fans, Maroon 5 are at their best in their most danceable tracks, many of which feature killer hooks you just can't shake long after the song's over. "Daylight" is not one of those songs: It's a slower, more sensitive ballad that lacks hook appeal. Levine's vocals are still solid, and the band's overall performance still respectable; fans should just know going in, this is not the group's typical fare.
The Good Stuff
Messages: This track includes a message about a guy who's forced to leave the one he loves once the morning comes.
Role Models: No role model behaviors; anyone can have a hard time saying good-bye to someone they care about.
What to watch out for
Violence Not an issue
Sex: A few nondescript references to spending the night together: "When the daylight comes, I'll have to go, but tonight I'm gonna hold you so close."
Language: Not an issue
Consumerism: The track debuted on a November 2012 episode of TV show The Voice -- the wildly popular singing competition of which Maroon 5 lead singer, Adam Levine, is a judge.
Drinking, drugs & smoking: Not an issue