One-time teen idol Jesse McCartney goes for more mature sound on new music

Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney said that his music has taken on "a more serious tone in the songwriting" to reflect his age and his relationship with his family and girlfriend.
Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney said that his music has taken on "a more serious tone in the songwriting" to reflect his age and his relationship with his family and girlfriend.PHOTO: MODE PRODUCTIONS

SINGAPORE - American singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney may be better known for his radio hits from the 2000s, such as Beautiful Soul and Leavin'.

But the former teen idol is now 32 and going for a different, more mature vibe and sound.

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