Maroon 5's "Payphone" video is set around a bank robbery
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has revealed that the upcoming video for the band's latest single, "Payphone" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), is set in a bank vault.
He told MTV News, "The video is this crazy thing; it's about a bank robber, it was actually an idea that I had, and Sam Bayer, who's a brilliant director is doing it.
"I work at a bank and I wear these glasses that are really a bit creepy and maybe make me look like a child molester. It's a real go-for-it, swing-for-the-fences video, I get brave and I steal a gun from one of the guys and try to be a bad-ass, which is weird, because I'm not a badass."
He also revealed that the video will have guns in it, saying, "I don't think they'll be able to play it on MTV actually, because there's guns in it. Maybe they'll have to blur the guns out.
"But we decided to kind of not play by the rules, as far as the typical video goes; I'm sick of seeing just a band playing a song in a video, I think it's fun to try to do something far more different."