Colbie Caillat's new single is 'Hold On.' It was written and produced by Caillat and Ryan Tedder.
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Hold On, the first single from Colbie Caillat's next album, marks a stylistic departure for the California singer/songwriter, with its droning keyboards and almost militaristic percussion. Written with and produced by Ryan Tedder, it has a sea of vocal tracks that make it as alluring as the sirens' song. --Brian Mansfield
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USA TODAY music critic Elysa Gardner highlights 10 intriguing tracks found in the week's listening.
Someone Who Can, Yuna
This sparkling, lithely soulful track is one of several beguiling selections on the Malaysian singer/songwriter's Nocturnal.
Tall Tall Shadow, Basia Bulat
The Canadian troubadour combines a shivery grace with a haunting intensity on the titular opening salvo of her latest album.
The Vapors, Jhene Aiko/Vince Staples
Aiko's debut EP, Sail Out, opens with this eerie, pulsing bit of R&B, a fine vehicle for her silvery slip of a voice.
The Legend of the Rebel Soldier, Lee Ann Womack
Womack's soprano pierces through a stark reading included on Divided & United: TheSongs of the Civil War.
Let Me Look at You/The Way You Look Tonight, Philip Chaffin
Chaffin's rapturous, wonder-struck medley of two Dorothy Fields songs is included on his tribute Somethin' Real Special.
Can That Boy Foxtrot!, Lauren Molina
On a new recording of Marry Me A Little, Molina brightly revisits Stephen Sondheim's naughty classic.
I'm Not That Girl, Idina Menzel
Stephen Schwartz's delicate, radiant ballad is sung by a movingly understated Menzel on Wicked's original cast recording (the deluxe edition is newly reissued).
Lift Up Every Stone, John Hiatt
Hiatt's crackling dose of blues-pop, introduced on Crossing Muddy Waters, is featured on Here to Stay: Best of 2000-2012.
This Boy, The Beatles
Four young men are captured at their most sweetly pining in this 1963 radio performance, now available on On Air: Live at the BBC Volume Two.
I Wanna Be Your Man, Night Panther
This tingling disco-fication of the Fab Four fave is a high point of the covers collectionBeatles Reimagined.