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New Man on the Scene

15 Sep

You may not hear the retro aspect in John Newman’s “Love Me Again” right away. But give it a second and it will kick in.

A neo soul fusion of old school funk and modern production, John Newman channels legend James Brown, a la “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” infusing “Love Me Again” with a jolt of electric raw energy.

Like Brown, Newman has a presence and voice that is hard to ignore. A big personality and even bigger chops, Newman proves that he is one artist to watch in 2013.

Following in the footsteps of top 40 radio kings Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake who are drawing on music from the past for their hits, Newman, with his own brand of retro delivery, is carving out a nice niche for himself.

There is no mistaking that this is a modern track, but with its horn section and charged chorus there is just enough of a throwback to make this new song sound old fashioned.

Discography: Tribute (2013)

Official Website:http://johnnewman.co.uk/

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