In Technicolor

In Technicolor

by Jesse McCartney
     
 

Somebody, somewhere was bound to be a massive fan of Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience. Turns out that someone was Jesse McCartney. Always happy to follow in JT's footsteps, McCartney dons a suit and tie for the cover of 2014's In Technicolor and cops a bit of the same snazzy strawberry bubblegum pop for this, his fifth album. He's stuck in a See more details below

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Somebody, somewhere was bound to be a massive fan of Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience. Turns out that someone was Jesse McCartney. Always happy to follow in JT's footsteps, McCartney dons a suit and tie for the cover of 2014's In Technicolor and cops a bit of the same snazzy strawberry bubblegum pop for this, his fifth album. He's stuck in a Michael Jackson timewarp filtered by Timberlake and Timbaland, but where that pair focused on elongated, never-ending grooves on The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience, McCartney focuses on tight little pop songs, emphasizing hooks and feel over dance. So pop is this parade that his lack of vocal chops doesn't matter much: he may be nearing his 30th birthday but he sounds perennially adolescent, singing songs of puppy love to match. Sophistication may remain just out of his grasp, but McCartney's eagerness to fill his figurative big brother's shoes is kind of endearing: he's sincere in his imitation, as he's now a decade deep into his career and has yet to tread where Justin hasn't. This may not be a surprise, but the fact that In Technicolor actually improves on the elastic, indulgent The 20/20 Experience is. McCartney whittles away all of Timberlake's excesses and winds up with a fizzy little pop-soul album that provides more fun than its initial blueprint. It may be amusing to hear him strain his falsettos while surrounded by analog synthesizers and approximations of Quincy Jones' elegance, but all this mimicry winds up being an accidental guilty pleasure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2014
Label:
Eightoeight Records
UPC:
0881034187147
catalogNumber:
4
Rank:
37135

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jesse McCartney   Primary Artist
Katisse Buckingham   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Juliet Haffner   Viola
Robbie Kondor   Piano
Jason Donaghy   Horn Engineer
James Casey   Tenor Saxophone
Amy Ralske   Cello
Julio David Rodriguez   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
James G. Morales   Percussion,Drums
R8DIO   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Matt Morales   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Chris Gehringer   Mastering
Sherry Goffin   Producer
Robbie Kondor   String Arrangements
Kii Arens   Art Direction
Jesse McCartney   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Sherry Goffin Kondor   Composer,Executive Producer
Nikola Bedingfield   Composer
Chris Rossi   Publicity
Jared Cotter   Composer
Autumn Rowe   Composer
Jason Donaghy   Drum Engineering
Kondor   Producer
David "DQ" Quinones   Composer,Vocal Producer
Andre Merritt   Composer
Lazonte Franklin   Composer
James Morales   Composer
Ryan K. Follese   Composer
Nash Overstreet   Composer
Eric Milos   Engineer
Shane Stevens   Composer
Doug Geikie   Vocal Engineer
Dan Fyfe   Engineer
Rachel Rabin   Composer
Julio David Rodriguez   Composer
James G. Morales   Composer,Vocal Producer
Troy "Radio" Johnson   Composer
Chris Ascher   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Elev3n   Programming,Producer
Robin Haar   Management
R8DIO   Programming,Producer,drum programming,Instrumentation
Matt Morales   Composer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,Vocal Engineer
Hertz Lichtenstein   Legal Counsel
Gary Fishkin   Management

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