Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 22:01
Fantasia Barrino, "Lose To Win"
Remember Fantasia? She’s got a new song out. The American Idol Star, turned R&B sensation is back again with a release off her untitled fourth album. The song is an honest reflection on an old relationship gone awry. Even with her top-notch vocal abilities demonstrated, the repeating choruses towards the end will have you waiting for a choir to kick in.
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"
JT’s long overdue return lives up to the standard of stylishness the title infers. This soulful beat, made by his friend and collaborator Timbaland, exemplifies Justin’s capabilities. To anyone out their wondering, this is classic JT: complete with a catchy opening, well-placed sexual innuendos, and a cameo by Jay-Z. It’s a track for longtime fans and new ears alike.
Paramore’s lead single for their new self-titled album is a cleverly written exploration into the concept of past, present, and future. The past is acknowledged to contain a person’s mistakes, and the future (implicated to be a better alternative to the past) is undesired. Instead Paramore, calls for the future gratification to be had in the moment; hence, “Now.”