Adam Levine will be singing a different tune soon. The singer has found huge success on The Voice, and now the music superstar is ready to bring his producing talents to a new competition series for NBC. Like The Voice, this reality show will be centered on music. The series is called Songland and Levine is not the only high-profile name involved in it.
OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder will co-produce the series along with Adam Levine, The Voice's Audrey Morrisey, and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart. So, how does the show work? Well, the concept will find five songwriters per episode performing their original song in front of three of music's top producers and a popular recording artist, all in the hope that the established singer will record the contestant's song as their next single. That is the gist, so let's dig a little deeper.
In the first episode, the established artist will be "Attention" singer Charlie Puth. Once the five songwriting contestants have performed their song for the producers and Puth, the panel will consider the various components that make up the song. That includes the song's lyrics, melody, and story, among other facets. Once the panel finishes discussing the songs and how to best adapt them to complement the recording artist participating that week, the singer, in this instance Puth, will decide who moves forward.
With three competitors left standing afterward, the singer will pair them with the producer best tailored to fine tune the contestants' songs. After collaborating in the studio, they will present the refurbished version of the song to the recording artist, who will then decide which song they want to record. Thus, proclaiming a winner, as the song chosen will be the artist's next released single.
The first season will be comprised of 11 episodes, which means more than 50 songwriters will compete in Songland's initial run. In NBC's announcement heralding the series, they did not name any of the well-known artists set to sit in besides Charlie Puth. As we get closer to the release date that will undoubtedly change and it will be interesting to find out who else pops up.
One thing is for sure. Adam Levine is very busy. In the press release, Levine stated that Songland has been a "passion project" and that it will give a platform to the talent competing on a global level. A premiere date for Songland has yet to be announced, so stay tuned. You can catch Adam Levine in new episodes of The Voice when they air Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The series is among countless other series joining the fall fray on NBC and beyond.