Each week, EW’s music staff takes a hard listen to the biggest new tracks and offers up our unfiltered opinions. Read on for reviews of new tracks by Carly Rae Jepsen, Bon Iver, and more.
Cymbals Eat Guitars, “Have a Heart”
Since Carly Rae Jepsen first scaled the charts with 2012 sleeper smash “Call Me Maybe,” we’ve heard two variants of the Canadian breakout: the bouncy, bubblegum soar of Kiss and the synthy ‘80s froth of E•MO•TION. “Super Natural,” her collaboration with British newcomer Danny L Harle, straddles the two styles, padding her featherlight coo with swirling electronics and techno throbs. But the song feels dull against the high-beam gloss of E•MO•TION, reverting to boilerplate dance pop rather than breaking new ground. C+ –DG