Adam Levine shows off his tattoos in the latest issue of Ink Magazine and takes on the critics who dared write negative critiques for his band's latest record, “Overexposed”: their opinion doesn't matter because they're all idiots either way.
Adam has always been known for calling a spade a spade, and he clearly has no intention of changing that.
Asked about his response to those critics who picked “Overexposed” apart, he says they don't know what they're talking about, so there's no reason he should pay them any mind.
“Music critics are all [expletive]-ing idiots,” he says, as cited by TooFab
That aside, he wants his fans to know he and his band would never put their name to music they did not believe in.
“There’s obviously a certain balance between pursuing an audience and pursuing what you love to do, but I love what we do. I would never put out a record I didn’t want to listen to,” he says.
Critics might say they “sold out,” but Levine explains the new sound by a desire to go mainstream, to expand the band's fanbase.
“I get off on that ability to connect with a large group of people. That’s what I aim for when we’re making music. I’d much rather be able to go to Indonesia and sing a song that we wrote and have everyone sing the words than be hiding and playing in a little club,” Levine says.
“If I wanted to make a record that was super self-indulgent and all about the art I would, but I’d rather take those skills and apply them to something else, which is gathering a huge audience to appreciate the music,” he adds.
In the same interview, Adam also talks about his many tattoos and how he first discovered a passion for body art at the age of 21, when he got his first piece.
His most recent is a string of beads he got on a trip to Japan. He can't say what motivated him to get it, but he knows for a fact he's crazy about it.