“THAT GIRL” JENNIFER NETTLES
One of the most anticipated solo albums in recent years, Sugarland’s lead singer, Jennifer Nettles plans to release her solo project early in 2014. Recorded at the historic Shangri-La Studies in Malibu, California, Jennifer got master producer, Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash) on board. The gorgeous lead single, That Girl, co-written with Butch Walker, pays homage to Dolly Parton’s classic, Jolene. In Dolly’s version, Jolene sings that she can take your man, but Jennifer shows the other side of the story. What if the woman was tricked by the guy and she doesn’t want to be the other woman? The video was shot in NYC and Jennifer looks as amazing as ever with a voice to match.
“ELECTRIC FEEL” PRESTON POHL
NBC’s The Voice begins the “knockout round” this week. Different publications have already crowned their early favorites to win the 5th season of the show. Our pick as the front-runner is Texan Preston Pohl, a former guitarist with the Christian rock band, Story Side B. What makes Preston stand out? A voice that Adam Levine said reminded him of Marvin Gaye, soulful, yet raspy, even an incredible falsetto to change direction midway. Preston takes on MGMT’s dance hit, “Electric Feel” and turns into a passionate funk attack. Imagine what happens when Preston brings out the guitar on future Voice performances.