Nick Jonas, “Numb”
If you haven’t heard, Nick Jonas has surpassed puberty—and he wants everyone to know. His new single “Numb” is nothing like the music of his JoBro days, as he delves into hip-hop and sings about heartbreak. Jonas collaborated with rapper Angel Haze, resulting in a solid house-music track—but unfortunately, it doesn’t stand out quite as much as his abs do.
Avicii, “The Days”
With Avicii’s new single, it almost sounds like “The Days” of his heavy EDM style are over. British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams sings for the majority of the track, which sounds more soft-rock than anything Avicii has produced in the past. With only a minute left, Avicii finally drops in—and it’s not even that danceable, either.
Jessie Ware, “Pieces”
Ware’s stunning sound is stronger than ever in her new song “Pieces,” one of several releases building up to her upcoming album Tough Love. With vocals that alternate between powerful and delicate, Ware maintains a slow and steady pace, allowing us to soak up each and every word of the soulful piece.
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