Interviews

Jesse McCartney on In Technicolor: "There's a Lot to Bite Into"

When we spoke with Jesse McCartney, the babiest face in R&B, he was in New Orleans about to do a soundcheck. The night before, he'd hung around town getting drinks, eating gumbo. Doing things people do when in the Big Easy.

Whether or not you like the McCartney of old, of Dream Street, of Summerland, or even his last album Departure in 2008, we'd like to recommend you listen to his newest release, In Technicolor. McCartney was involved in the songwriting of every tune on this album, and though it's obvious to make a Justin Timberlake reference, the singer definitely took his cues from older icons. In "Superbad," homeboy sounds like the spawn of Michael Jackson (And yeah, he could be Paris' sib. Who knows where those kids come from?).

Besides digging the album, McCartney is laid back and easy to talk to about anything. He even admitting to being a chocoholic and watching the Kardashians. Check him out here before his show tonight at Revolution Live.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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