Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 23:02
James Blake, "Retrograde"
This smooth track features outstanding vocals from an underrated UK artist. It cleverly tells the story of a girl who has gotten into some trouble and is without her friends. But he will take their place. The music gives the right amount of subtlety and dominance to each piece of the song. It’s a trick that tends to transcend great lyrics to great songs, and it has done so here.
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Hours after delivering one of the best Grammy performances Sunday night, JT went on to give fans more music off of The 20/20 Experience. This eight-minute track has Timbaland’s handiwork all over it, and frankly, it is the only thing that might keep a person listening for the entire length of the song. The vocals given are average, and lyrically, there is not much depth.
Kenny Chesney, "Pirate Flag"
A true legend, Kenny Chesney is back at it providing one of the standout country songs of the year so far. This song is really catchy and upbeat, and proves to be consistent with the body of work that Chesney has done over the years. His latest album will be coming out later this year, and from the single we can see that he hasn’t lost the touch.