Just to catch everyone up, towards the end of 2013, Jesse McCartney announced through an interview with Billboard that he would be releasing a new album in 2014 called “In Technicolor.” Part 1 of In Technicolor (a preview of what’s to come for fans) can be purchased on iTunes & Amazon now.
McCartney says that “In Technicolor Part 1” will expand upon the sonic vibe and romantic undertones of “Back Together.” “In my mind, we’re all on this planet for one reason, and that’s to find somebody to share your life with, that sees you for what you’re worth,” he says. “I feel like that’s what colors your world, and everything else is black and white. (Billboard)
Jesse is releasing the album under his own label Eight0Eight records which he developed himself after leaving Hollywood Records, which he has been with for 10 years. I was excited to learn that “In Technicolor” will feature live instrumental and will be a “throw back” album that will take inspiration from Michael Jackson and Kool & the Gang, while adding a “70s disco-pop” sound to the album.
In August 2013, Jesse released the single “Back Together,” which is featured on the In Technicolor track-list, and we posted his live performance of the Motown-inspired single.
I must say I am completely impressed already by Jesse’s undertaking. He has re-invented himself successfully before and I believe he can do it again. I also think using live instrumental is a brilliant idea that will set him apart from other pop/R&B musicians today who use computer-generated track beats behind their voices. Jesse’s last album to date is Departure, an R&B record that was released in 2008.
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Source (Billboard, Jesse McCartney Returns with In Technicolor Part 1)