Jesse McCartney has been making music for a very long time, and after four years, has finally released new music, beginning with his new single, "Better With You." It's finally a new era of Jesse McCartney!
Jesse recently performed some of his new music and fan favorites on the Honda Stage at iHeartRadio HQ in New York City. The pop singer/songwriter performed his new single "Better With You" and throwbacks including "Leavin'" and "Beautiful Soul."
The Honda Stage platform celebrates determined, breakout artists, a lot like Jesse. After his time in boy band Dream Street, Jesse went solo and scored huge hits with songs like "Beautiful Soul." Over the course of his career, he's released four full-length studio albums, his last being 2014's In Technicolor, but has recently been working on a lot of new music, including his latest single "Better With You." During a recent interview with iHeartRadio, he explained of his new single:
"'Better With You' is inspired just the times. Last year there was a lot going on, both politically and socially, and it felt like a very angsty time. Like everybody was at each others' throats and it was just a very contentious time. When I walked into the studio, one of my friends, Brandon, who is one of the songwriters on 'Better With You,' came in and he's like, 'I have this verse, it's kind of like this uplifting kind of message, what do you think?' And from there we sort of expanded and out came 'Better With You' that day. I think we all kind of knew, in the studio, it felt very special. It felt like it's something that everyone should hear. No one was really feeling good, it was kind of a down and out time, and this song just has this positive message. And it's about finding somebody who makes you a better version of yourself and is there through the ups and the downs, no matter what. I think everybody can relate to that."
He adds of releasing his first new music after four years, "I think I was just anxious. It's been a while. It's been almost four years and I wasn't sure what the fans' reaction were gonna be, if it was gonna be super hard to engage with them again. But they made it pretty clear that they've been there, they've been waiting for new music and it's a really good feeling. It's very welcoming."
Watch Jesse McCartney perform Live on the Honda Stage at iHeartRadio HQ in New York City right here.
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