Someone Really Should Have Let Maroon 5 Know The Alternate Meaning Behind Their Album Title
In a few days, Maroon 5 will drop their new album, Red Pill Blues, which they are starting to have some regrets about naming that. While that should be a simple Matrix reference for most, unfortunately the term has taken on a new ugly meaning of late. Recently, red pill has become a term to describe the members of the men’s rights movement, who stand in opposition to feminism and the threat they believe it poses. While one would find this odd, it is hardly the fault of the band. Their job is to record and produce music, not keep up with internet trends and phrasings, although it does seem odd that someone in their camp or label would not inform them of this.
According to guitar James Valentine, the title really just stems from frustration with the condition of the modern world, and definitely is a nod to the move trilogy, asking which pill the band members took to result in the world being the way it is. Maroon 5 states that they are all feminists and have no connection to the MRA movement, which is probably true, although the album is out Friday and probably won’t do them any favors on the internet.