Adam Levine admitted that he sees Maroon 5’s new album, Overexposed, as a “rebirth” of the group.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Levine said: ''People often misinterpreted confidence or my playful cockiness with arrogance. I'm certainly an extremely humble person and my mother raised me right. I'm always polite, I'm always nice and never mean.

''And I'm excited, so excited to talk about the new record as I see it as a rebirth for Maroon 5.''

Levine further explained that he used to find it difficult to deal with tough music critics saying: ''I put my heart and soul into our songs and love them, so when someone writes they don't like them or me, it hurt.

''But the ups and downs have been really important. And now I don't know why it's working, but it seems to be, so I keep doing it.

''Now it's OK to like us. For ages it was uncool to like Maroon 5."