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Jesse McCartney Releases New Music for the First Time in Five Years

This is the pop star's first release since 2014.

Singer-songwriter and actor Jesse McCartney recently released a new music video, called "Wasted."

"Wasted" is McCartney's first new music since 2014's In Technicolor, setting the stage for McCartney's 2019 tour.

McCartney initially gained recognition on All My Children, playing the role of J.R. Chandler. In 1999, he joined the boy-band Dream Street, where he remained until he decided to go solo, releasing his debut album Beautiful Soul, followed by an EP, Beautiful Soul.

Jesse McCartney - Wasted (Official Video)

Over the course of his career, McCartney has sold more than 2.5 million albums and eight million singles and has appeared in shows like Law & Order: SVU, Summerland, Greek, and Hannah Montana. He also voiced Robin in Young Justice, and Theodore in a series of Alvin and the Chipmunk movies.

"Wasted" opens on velvety pop-flavored synths with taut vocal effects and streaming sonic accents. The rhythm is infectious and tight, while McCartney's sonorous voice oscillates between chesty belts and airy falsettos.

The lyrics project McCartney's annoyance with his lover, who only wants him on her terms.

"You like to call me when you're high / End of the party, I'm your guy / Thing is I do this every night / And I don't wanna come off impatient / But you only call when you're / You only call when you're wasted.

The video, directed by Jason Lester, is a grand spoof on soap operas, with McCartney posturing in kitschy outfits while surrounded by material goods and the outlandish female stereotypes occupying daytime dramas.

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In support of his new record In Technicolor, heartthrob Jesse McCartney took to The Today Show stage to perform his current single "Super Bad," a groovy, sultry club jam. Dressed to the nines in a suit, highlighted with a touch of vibrant teal and pink, the crooner glided across the stage. What a delightful mid-morning performance!

McCartney was backed by a handful of musicians, which included jazz players (wailing on a saxophone, trumpet and trombone). As one of the standout tracks from his forthcoming, the singer has displayed a significant maturity on the 11 tracks, sampling the likes of Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. But don't be fooled by these comparisons, he forges his own path, shining on such tunes as "Young Love" and the piano-driven "The Other Guy." It follows his previous efforts Beautiful Soul (2004), Right Where You Want Me (2006) and Departure (2011).

Check out our full album review right over here.

You can also pre-order the album, out tomorrow (July 22), on iTunes now!



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