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Sam Lansky | May 15, 2013 11:00 am

John Newman, “Love Me Again”

John Newman is best known for featuring on two excellent singles from drum-and-bass quartet Rudimental, but on the other side of the pond, the Brit is launching as a solo artist in his own right, and his first single “Love Me Again” is a pretty striking debut. First off, it’s an instantaneous pop-soul smash with a huge singalong chorus that sounds like an iPod commercial (in a good way) — but the real star is his voice, unusual and tangy and hyper-listenable. It just works.