If you thought Maroon 5’s video for the SZA collab “What Lovers Do” was a wild ride, then just wait. Your eyes are about to see SO much more craziness.
For “Wait” — the second single off of Maroon 5’s sixth album, Red Pill Blues — the band recruited famed video director Dave Meyers, who’s overseen everything from Camila Cabello’s “Havana” to Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.” In this one, he captures a surreal breakup mess, as frontman Adam Levine repeatedly fails to get his girlfriend, played by Baywatch actress Alexandra Daddario, to stick around.
It begins with a shirtless Levine getting punched into Daddario’s coffin at her funeral, kicking off a series of bizarre breakups. In one scene, Levine swims in a sea of mermaid clones. In another, he tries to touch Daddario’s face, but it turns to mushed paint. It all comes to a perplexing finale in which she drives away, leading to Levine’s (very literal) unraveling.