Vinyl LP pressing 2017 release, the sixth album from three-time Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5. The album was executive produced by J. Kash, and featuring special guest appearances by SZA, Julia Michaels, A$AP Rocky and LunchMoney Lewis. This is the band's first release to feature Sam Farraras a studio member after becoming a touring member in 2012. The title of the album refers to the science fiction term of taking the red pill or the blue pill, which originated from the 1999 sci-fi film The Matrix. Maroon 5 originated in Los Angeles, California. The original members first came together as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.