John Newman: Love Me Again

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MUSIC - — Sarah Zupko

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.

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