EXCLUSIVE: Adam Levine responds to rumors he's leaving 'The Voice' and reveals what's 'in the Incubator' for Maroon 5

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Adam Levine on His Future at 'The Voice' and What's Next for Maroon 5

Simply put: Adam Levine is taking things day by day.

The 37-year-old singer, who's expecting his first child with wife Behati Prinsloo later this year, is already slated to return to The Voicewith Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys next season, but Adam's current crop of mentees seem to be under the impression that he'll take a break from the show after baby.

"We didn't know that Adam would be leaving to have his family next year, so, I mean, it's so awesome to have the opportunity to have him as a coach," season 10 contestant Laith Al-Saadi told ET on April 13.

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"Oh man," Adam quipped in response during a pre-show interview on Monday. "I'm gonna leave here and I don't even know where I'm going. I don't think that far ahead. We'll see."

Pressed on whether he's thinking about how he'll balance his career and family life with a little one on the way, the singer joked: "Using your brain too much, you're gonna hurt yourself."

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EXCLUSIVE: Adam Levine responds to rumors he's leaving 'The Voice' and reveals what's 'in the Incubator' for Maroon 5
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' Episode 807 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Blake Shelton (L) and Adam Levine arrive for NBC's 'The Voice' Season 7 Red Carpet Event at Universal CityWalk on November 24, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' Episode 806 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) Singers/tv personalities Blake Shelton and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 attend the Universal CityWalk Tree Lighting Ceremony at Universal CityWalk on November 24, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 03: Blake Shelton and Adam Levine attend NBC's 'The Voice' red carpet event at The Sayers Club on April 3, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) TV personality Carson Daly, Singers/tv personalites Blake Shelton and Adam Levine of Marroon 5 attend the Universal CityWalk Tree Lighting Ceremony at Universal CityWalk on November 24, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
THE VOICE -- Episode 414B 'Live Show' -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Coach Blake Shelton and Coach Adam Levine speak onstage during the 'The Voice' panel during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 6, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine (Photo by Lewis Jacobs/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Luckily for us, Adam is using that brain of his to work on a new project for Maroon 5.

"Not an album right now, but maybe a song. Gotta keep the kids interested. We have something going on right now," he teased. "Soon, it's coming. ... It's on the way. It's in the incubator."

Meanwhile, with Beyonce's "Lemonade" still dominating the headlines, Adam -- who hadn't yet seen the visual album or heard the lyrics -- said that he prefers to take a less direct approach to his own songwriting.

"I am a fan of heavily shrouded metaphor, so I don't like to do that," he said of Bey's ultra-pointed, razor-sharp lyrics. "I used to like to do that a long time ago, but I like to keep it to myself and let people interpret it for what you want. I think it's more fun that way because then I can kinda exist behind it and it's like, a little more mysterious."

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Still, he couldn't help but gush about his appreciation of Queen Bey.

"I really respect actually seeing people living through their art, [it's] a really inspiring thing," he said. "It's real art because you're like, 'OK, this is exactly what this person's going through, this is exactly what this person is feeling.' I'm more afraid to do that now, which I don't think is a bad thing, because you can still be artistic that way. But it's definitely enviable and really cool."

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Adam also reflected on his own incredible cover of Prince's "Purple Rain," which recently resurfaced after the 57-year-old music icon died suddenly last week.

"I did it for Howard Stern's 60th [birthday party, in 2014,] and it's obviously one of my favorites, and I had no idea that it was going to kinda resurface," he said. "It's sad, because the reasons for it resurfacing aren't the greatest circumstances, but I'm just really happy that I'm able to have something out there that does pay tribute to someone that's one of my heroes and someone that I think the world is really gonna miss. ... That was a gut-check moment. You can't go in and half-ass 'Purple Rain.' You gotta channel the man himself, and I did my best to do that."

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