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Hunter Hayes' 'Invisible,' Karmin's 'I Want It All,' And Austin Mahone's 'Mmm Yeah'

Assoc. Arts & Review Editor

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014 01:01

Hunter Hayes, "Invisible"
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Debuted live this week at the Grammy Awards, Hunter Hayes’ country-pop ballad, “Invisible,” is a poignant and personal song about “anyone who just dares to be different.” The piano-driven single is similar to his hit, “Wanted,” with its soft verses and swelling choruses, but it taps into emotional depths not fully realized in his previous work.

Karmin, "I Want It All"
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Funk-inspired and disco-infused, Karmin’s “I Want It All” is a smooth and trumpeting follow up single to “A Cappella,” previewing the band’s upcoming spring album Pulses. Amy Renee Heidemann, the lead vocalist of the pop duo, uses the song as an opportunity to show off her singing rather than her rapping, for which she’s most well known.


Austin Mahone Feat. Pitbull, "Mmm Yeah"
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There are few things more annoying than Justin Bieber, except maybe a song by a teenage Bieber-wannabe and—wait for it—Pitbull. With such a duo, the track may have been doomed from the start, but the fact that Mahone’s single is over-synthesized, sonically disjointed, and irritatingly repetitive just makes it so much worse.

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