Former teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney has ditched the frosted tips and Disney-friendly pop tunes in favor of a little retro soul on the singer’s July-released fourth album, In Technicolor. The album marks a shift for 27-year-old McCartney in terms of musical maturity as well as a move away from his longtime home at Hollywood Records. As an independent artist, there’s more depth to his new image, now complete with disco-inflected beats and snappy suits. McCartney may be all grown up — but still expect to hear a few teenage-pitched screams on his current live tour.
Tue., Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 6, 2014