Maps is from Maroon 5's fifth studio album V.
The song was released on June 16, 2014 as the lead single from the album.
The song was written by Adam Levine, Ryan Tedder (of
Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik, and Noel Zancanella.
Lyrically, the song is about "the search for love, particularly a love that has been lost and needs to be found."
Speaking about the song, Levine said:
"People go through a lot of things and get stepped on and step on others and we all make mistakes.
It's kind of more about not giving up on something, even though maybe you should."
The video premiered on MTV and VH1 on July 1, 2014 and was uploaded on Maroon 5's VEVO channel the day after.
It was directed by Peter Berg and filmed on June 12, 2014.
• The story of the video is inspired by the movie 'Memento' (2000).
The events shown are in reverse order.