"Stereo Heart"

Travie McCoy doesn’t work in a specific genre – unless "crossover" is a genre. And this potential summer smash, cut with his band Gym Class Heroes, highlights his skill at pop that floats between styles. "Stereo Heart" is a little bit hip-hop, a little bit disco, a little bit dark-synthed club music; and, with Adam Levine replacing Bruno Mars on the hook, it’s a lot like Travie’s hit "Billionaire." When Levine croons, "Make me your radio," it also (unintentionally?) channels Joni Mitchell's 1972 folk-pop masterstroke "You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio." Travie contains multitudes.

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From The Archives Issue 1134: July 7, 2011
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