Published: Friday, February 8, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 8, 2013 00:02
‘NOW’ | PARAMORE
With two founding members gone and four years having passed since their last album release, Paramore comes back surprisingly strong in their latest single, “Now.” Industrial-reggae rhythms and heavy guitar chords amplify lead singer Hayley Williams’ pleading lyrics, hinting at her desire to keep the band together. This is definitely a recreated comeback worth listening to.
‘KARMA’ | KRISTINA MARIE
Step aside Carly Rae Jepsen, newcomer Kristina Maria might be offering some stiff competition for the pop-anthem crown this year. The Ottawa-born singer clearly hopes to capture the world’s attention with this new single, and with its catchy lyrics and usual pop sound, “Karma” might just be the next song playing on repeat on every top hit station.
‘ANOTHER LOVE’ | TOM ODELL
If you are looking for a heart-breaking, sensual and addicting track, then this is the song for you. Singer/Songwriter and U.K. native Tom Odell recently won the 2013 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award and just wrapped up a U.S. tour. This song, characteristic of Odell, begins with a beautiful keyboard ballad but escalates quickly with forceful lyrics and haunting chants. We definitely suggest adding this one to your “Break-Up Playlist.”