With Maroon 5’s sixth studio album, Red Pill Blues, out this Friday, frontman Adam Levine tells us why he keeps his private life out of the band’s songs.

In a Canadian exclusive, ET Canada sits down in New York City with the 38-year-old singer-songwriter and record producer, who reveals why he is so protective about sharing details on his family and personal life.

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“I am fiercely protective now of my relationship, of my family, you know, my ever-growing family, and I am not in the interest of sharing anything about that,” Levine says. “The first album we made was basically an open love letter to somebody, so I found that it became a little strangely formulaic and kind of stale.”

Levine, who shares daughter Dusty Rose, 1, with his wife, Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo, explains: “Part of what makes life real is existing off-camera and not constantly just sharing everything with everyone. I think, if you do that, you run the risk of losing yourself […] So, for me, the separation is really important.”

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Speaking about the release of the band’s new album, which was originally delayed, the singer says, “There was an immense amount of pressure to get this album delivered and I kept feeling rushed.” He adds, “So, I pulled the plug temporarily.”

“I wasn’t particularly happy with certain things,” the longtime coach on “The Voice” admits. “[But] now I feel completely comfortable and [I’m] 100 per cent happy with what we have.”