October 10, 2013
Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 22:10
1. Justin Bieber "Heartbreaker"
Beliebers fear not, Justin Bieber is back with another single. Moving farther away in style from his hits such as “Baby,” Beiber’s new single “Heartbreaker” focuses more on the singer’s vocals with limited instrumentals in the background. Bieber’s more mature approach pays off in this single and may have the ability to broaden his fan base.
2. Amos Lee "The Man Who Wants You"
Amos Lee’s new single features more instrumental backing than his prior albums, creating a soulful, rock sound. Electric bass, piano, and percussive drums accompany his sweet vocals and honest lyrics, producing a laid back feel that Lee is known for. This single’s ability to crossover multiple genres such as rock, folk, and country make it a worthwhile listen.
3. Lady Gaga "Aura"
Lady Gaga remains enigmatic in this single. Awkward laughter starts “Aura,” and Lady Gaga’s attempt to recreate her past hit seems to come up short. Gaga’s talent only comes out in the track’s choruses. The uncreative verses with lyrics on murder juxtaposed with vocally rich choruses create a disjointed single that probably won’t get airtime in the Mods.