Band will begin work on third album next week

Maroon 5 are headed to Switzerland next week to work on their third album with Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange.

The record is the follow-up to ‘It Won’t be Soon Before Long’, and according to guitarist James Valentine, the band have written a number of songs that will likely make it on to the record:

“The two stand out songs so far are called ‘How’ and ‘Don’t Know Much About That’,” Valentine tells NME.COM, adding that a direction for the record has yet to be decided:

“It’s still hard to say what the vibe will be yet, so much will change once we get in the studio and past this demoing phase. There have been a batch of straight-ahead rock songs and a batch of more dance-y and classic soul-influenced tunes.”

Maroon 5 have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Their new album is due out in 2010.

Lange’s previously worked with the likes of AC/DC and The Cars.

–By our New York staff.
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