Jesse McCartney Back Together

This is really funny. While everyone has become incontinent from the sheer pandemonium of having new singles from both Katy Perry and Lady GaGa out at the same time, Jesse McCartney has blind-sided us all by making the best comeback of the bunch. His latest tune, “Back Together,” is definitely better than “Roar,” and at the very least, equal to “Applause” (but probably better).

While GaGa’s returned to the commercial dance-pop of The Fame and Katy’s giving us Teenage Dream 1.5, Jesse’s turned the clock right back to the early ’80s. The snappy disco-funk of “Back Together” is pure Prince and Michael Jackson, while the falsetto and shiny bits of bubblegum are straight out of the Timberlake playbook. Jesse first started playing around with funk on 2006’s spectacular “Right Where You Want Me,” so it’s nice to see him fully embracing it all these years later. It also helps that the sound is back in fashion now, but Jesse’s execution is so perfect that it doesn’t sound like trend-hopping one bit.

Also, props to Jesse for the song’s anecdotal lyrics, which are a total knock-out. The first few lines are especially great: “Lipstick on my cigarette / how you used to hog the bed / the little shit that I can’t forget.

Amazing. J-Mac has slayed the almighty pop divas, and he probably wasn’t even trying to.

  • Lin Misfits

    He’s still got the looks too <3

  • Kælling88

    Another flop track from him

  • UncleFan

    This is just a damned good song. I hope Jesse finds the success he deserves!

  • Nicole Naeun

    Jesse my loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee <3

    • Suzy Sooyoung

      no bitch he’s mine first since I’m older :P ahahahah

  • JMacers in Vietnam

    Jesse is perfect <333

  • Marhaebwa

    This is music.

    *staring at Katy Perry for her shambles*

  • I just about shit when I blogged this song its so good!

  • peppermintulip

    I think it’s a good song but not a great song. I enjoyed it though better then either Katys or Gagas. Jesse needs to open for someone like Timberlake on his solo tour so he can get more exposure.

    • James Smith III

      that would probably the best thing for him, they do sound similar….well jessie is like timberlake-light

    • maliboomer88

      Jesse would outshine Timberlame. JT would never go for that.

  • James Smith III

    hopefully he can get a good distribution deal…cause on an indie label right now, even the backing of hollywood records(!) would work

  • LizzyG

    Right Where You Want Me had more funk, I love that song.. This, it’s ok, but I’m SO tired of falsetto and this disco sound. I’m pretty unhappy with Justin for making it happen.

  • maliboomer88

    A pop song with lyrical content that actual resonates!
    The song is good. Not great.
    It sounds like something from The Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack. I mean that in the best way.

    • MIKEE

      Lizzie McGuire/Hilary Duff>>>>>>>>than all your flop Disney faves :-)

  • T.

    the eleven Jesse fans around the world must be so excited about this!

  • Josh Chinnery

    Oh my… I like this a lot more than I thought I would. What is this sorcery XD

  • Suzy Sooyoung

    Fucking LOVE this track. Been a long time Jesse fan and Im so glad to see this new sound from him <3


    I’m just pissed that I had a whole quip ready to diss this song and I actually like it. He finally got me with this one, I’m impressed. Plus he called coffee, joe…amazing! Applause Jesse, applause.

  • Lee James

    There is something about Jesse that has always made me smile, and not many male pop stars can achieve that. Rather than seeming genuinely full of himself, Jesse just has a sort of cheeky “ordinary lad living the pop star life” quality. Weirdly, I think he looks strangely British!

  • gotgotgone

    The song has been on repeat for me so glad hes back. I used to stan for Departure its such an underrated album.

  • Christian Ramos

    The song is good, but he still sounds so young. Justin Bieber sounds older than him tbh! I CAN TOTALLY SEE THIS GETTING SPINS ON RADIO DISNEY *changes lyrics from “little shit” 2 “little things” a la One Direction.

  • lildarien

    I like this better than JT’s recent stuff tbh.

  • Scandalous

    Jesse McCartney is underrated man. He writes great songs, and this is amazeballs. I really really loved this one. He killed it. Gosh he’s hot