New Music Releases: Week of March 18, 2013

 By: Jacob Elyachar

This week’s edition of New Music Releases focuses on new albums from Justin Timberlake, Walk Off the Earth and Kacey Musgraves plus singles from Rod Stewart and will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber.

 

Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" is filled with amazing neo soul songs that makes the seven year gap between his sophomore and third album worth the wait.  (Album cover property of RCA Records)

Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” is filled with amazing neo soul songs that makes the seven-year gap between his sophomore and third album worth the wait. (Album cover property of RCA Records)

The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake

Seven years was worth the wait as JT fans will be impressed with former *NSYNCer’s third studio album.   Justin Timberlake teamed up with his old pal Timbaland to deliver 10 tracks that features a diverse fusion of several music genres including Hip-hop, Pop, R&B and soul to create a listening experience that makes The 20/20 Experience one of the best albums of the first quarter of 2013.  A+

Songs to Download: “Suit & Tie,” “Don’t Hold the Wall,” “Tunnel Vision,” “Let the Groove In” & “Mirrors”

R.E.V.O by Walk Off the Earth

The Canadian indie band’s first album with Columbia Records is enchanting listening experience that highlights the band’s incredible harmonies, superb arrangements and Walk Off the Earth’s ability to be diverse with multiple styles of music including Reggae, Alternative and Folk rock.   This author predicts that Walk Off the Earth will be one of 2013’s standout bands.  A

Songs to Download: “Revo,” “Red Hands,” “Shake,” “Somebody That I Used to Know” & “Summer Vibe”

 

Kacey Musgraves's "Same Trailer Different Park" features some amazing tracks and great lyrics.  (Album cover property of Mercury Records)

Kacey Musgraves’s “Same Trailer Different Park” features some amazing tracks and great lyrics. (Album cover property of Mercury Records)

Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves

While there are a lot of female singer-songwriters that populate the Country music field, 24-year-old Kacey Musgraves is one artist that you need to keep an eye on.   Between her honest lyrics that she co-written with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, storytelling abilities and authentic country voice, Same Trailer Different Park is a great listening experience that will be ear candy for veteran and newbies alike.  A-

Songs to Download: “Merry Go ‘Round,” “Blowin’ Smoke,” “I Miss You” & “Follow Your Heart”

“She Makes Me Happy” by Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart’s first single off of his upcoming studio album Time is the upbeat “She Makes Me Happy.”  This has been the first time in years that I have been actually excited to hear a Rod Stewart album! “She Makes Me Happy” has great lyrics, a superb arrangement and terrific vocals from the music legend. A-

 

"#thatPower" is the first collaboration between "The Voice UK" judge and the teen idol.  (Album cover property of Interscope Records)

“#thatPower” is the first collaboration between “The Voice UK” judge and the teen idol. (Album cover property of Interscope Records)

“#thatPOWER” by will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber

#willpower  is getting closer to be released and its latest single: “#thatPOWER” has the potential to be a club banger that could blend well with its sister tracks: “Scream and Shout” and “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever).”   B+

I do not own any of the songs that are featured in this article.  They belong to the artists and their respective record label.

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