Asaf Peres

The Evolution of James Valentine's Guitar Riff in Maroon 5's "Girls Like You"

99.9% of the people who have listened to Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" (2018) most likely did not notice this, but James Valentine's guitar riff is way more than just a repetitive background loop. It evolves and changes throughout the song via creative filtering, octave doubling, and level balancing.

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