John Newman: Love Me Again
On an album full of stadium-sized stunners, Love Me Again was the song that broke massive in the UK and also the tune that says “John Newman” better than any other. Full of passion, wicked beats and sublime vocals, it’s the best dance and R&B song of the year. Imploring his former girlfriend to “Love Me Again,” Newman draws deep from his inner Otis Redding to illustrate his heartbreak.
It draws from classic Stax-style southern soul married to contemporary British dance music. The story is timeless, everyone can relate, and you dance yourself up to a full sweat in the four-minute run-time. If you doubt that British dance / R&B is the greatest flowering of new music in 2013, then Love Me Again will convince you otherwise.