Asaf Peres

Hanging on to Melodic Tension in Maroon 5's "Girls Like You"

In my previous post I showed how the tension in the verse lingers by ending each phrase on ^2 (D). The chorus melody does the same thing but in a different way, starting with a melodic pattern that corresponds to the harmony but breaking it in the middle in order to let the D hang.

Song Credits: Songwriters: Adam Levine, Cirkut, Cardi B, Starrah, Jason Evigan, Gian Stone. Producers: Cirkut, Jason Evigan.

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