Looking for the soundtrack to your life? Every Tuesday, I'll bring you the scoop on who's got new music debuting this week with our Tune-In Tuesdays round-up. This week we've got new discs from teen idol du jour Justin Bieber, Zooey Deschanel's She & Him, and R&B singer Monica. Enjoy!
Photo from Island Records
My World 2.0 (Justin Bieber)
Sweet soul stylings and squeaky clean teen idol panache will have your kid swooning over this 16-year-old Canadian import and Usher protege, whose first full-length effort features hits-to-be like "U Smile" and the first single, "Baby," all delivered in a surprisingly strong, clear tenor.
Photo from Merge Records
Volume Two (She & Him)
Indie darling Zooey Deschanel -- she of film fare like (500) Days of Summer and fluffy cotton commercials -- and songwriting partner Matt Ward offer up a second disc of light, airy '60s-inspired retro-pop confections, including the piano-driven "Home" and "Don't Look Back." Worth a download is the mourning glory of "Thieves."
Photo from J Records
Still Standing (Monica)
After kicking off the year with a BET reality show bearing the same title, R&B singer -- recall her hits "For You I Will," "Angel of Mine," and "The Boy Is Mine," with pal Brandy -- kicks it old school on her first CD in two years. The Missy Elliott-produced “If You Were My Man (Betcha)" is a funky '80s throwback, and the hit first single, "Everything to Me," goes back deep with a Deniece Williams sample.
What are you listening to this week?