While he admits he had no desire to watch the first season of The Voice, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine is thankful for his bandmate’s working relationship with Christina Aguilera which led to their collaboration on “Moves Like Jagger.”
“Working with Christina was great. We had this section in the middle that we knew would be good for a feature for somebody else to come in and sing,” Valentine said. “She was a natural choice because she was just a few feet away from Adam on The Voice and she nailed it.”
Though Maroon 5 only performed the song once with Christina, Valentine was impressed.
“She’s got such an amazing voice,” he said. “Just hearing her voice coming through my monitor speakers was insane. It’s truly a classic. We were lucky to have her on there.”
Aguilera and Maroon 5 debuted the song during a performance on the first season of The Voice. While Valentine confessed he hadn’t watched the show before, he had good reason.
“I spend so much time with Adam and so much of my life is listening to Adam’s opinions on things that I didn’t need to tune in to hear that for entertainment. That seemed more like my daily life,” he said.
Source: CBS Chicago