With his new album "Overexposed" set to hit store shelves and iTunes on June 26th, Adam Levine amped up promotions by landing the cover of the June/July 2012 issue of DETAILS magazine.
The 33-year-old Maroon 5 frontman looked quite the hunk in a white Prada t-shirt for the Norman Jean Roy shot front page while opening up about music, women and family.
Highlights from Mr Levine's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to DETAILS!
"I'm fiercely independent, but I'm also terrified of being alone. I travel in a pack. I like to be surrounded, not just with my boys, but with family, too."
"A lot of people perceive our music as very safe, but it was a reaction to the conformity I was rebelling against. When I graduated high school, I moved to the east side of Hollywood and everyone was hip and cool. Everybody wanted to be the Strokes, and I wanted to sound like Michael Jackson and write pop songs. Maroon 5 may not be groundbreaking—we're not fucking Arcade Fire—but we did shit that other bands weren't really getting down with. We're counting on the cultural-feedback loop to pull a Journey on us. Journey wasn't cool. Now I can't go out one night without somebody screaming the words to that fucking song. That's what we're banking on. We'll play Coachella in 15 years."
On his extended family helping him with the ladies:
"One of my theories on why I'm so capable of understanding women is that after my parents split, my mom moved in with her brother's ex-wife—my aunt—who was also newly single. So I was living in a house with two jilted women, plus my cousin, who's more like my sister, and my brother, Michael, who we eventually find out is gay. Just the estrogen alone . . . You know when you're 14 and terrified to talk to a girl? I didn't suffer much from that. It seemed very natural to me to talk to girls."
On enjoying the spotlight:
"I love attention. I can't stand not having it. It just has to be the right kind. To do what you love, to be with the people you love? That's all I want. That's the 'kwan.'"
On the two types of men when it comes to women:
"There's two kinds of men. There are men who are f**king misogynist pigs, and then there are men who just really love women, who think they're the most amazing people in the world. And that's me. Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much."