Bringing out a “side of her [he’d] never really heard yet”, Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion have released a collaboration that is so very true to their brands. The duo bring contrasting perspectives to the song, ‘Beautiful Mistakes’ with Levine longing for a past love:
“I’m in love with the past/And now we lie awake/Making beautiful mistakes”
While Stallion is more focused on the future and on moving on as she raps:
“I know it’s hard to let go, I’m the best / Best you ever had and best you gonna get/If we break up I don’t wanna be friends/ You’re toxic.”
Halfway through the song, the 26-year-old Texas native switches from rapping to singing, and as Levine told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, this elevates the song “to a whole new level”.
Levine went on to confirm that the band is done with their upcoming seventh studio album, choosing to remain secretive about its release date. The album will be their first since their 2017 ‘Red Pill Blues’ and is likely to bring together their 2019 single ‘Memories and 2020 single ‘Nobody’s Love’. As for Stallion, she’s not been idle since dropping her debut album ‘Good News’ last November, still riding high off her earlier collaboration on the megahit ‘WAP’ alongside Cardi B. In 2021 alone, she’s appeared on an iconic remix of Ariana Grande’s “34+35” with Doja Cat, released a new track “Southside Forever Freestyle” with Juicy J on her birthday and partnered with Bobby Sessions for the ‘Coming 2 America’ soundtrack with the song ‘I’m a King’.