7 Songs, 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Oklahoma-born pop singer-songwriter Jacob Sartorius turned 16 just a month before the release of Better With You, the viral sensation’s third EP in less than two years. Appropriately, this set captures those charmingly awkward moments that come with being a teen, whether Sartorius is trying to confess his feelings to a crush (“We’re Not Friends”) or worrying about breaking the rules while hanging out just a little later (“Curfew”). But even if you’re long out of high school, his songs are still irresistible, especially when he blends perky acoustic pop with surprisingly soulful R&B (“Better With You”) or updates doo-wop for a generation raised on hip-hop (“Up With It”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Oklahoma-born pop singer-songwriter Jacob Sartorius turned 16 just a month before the release of Better With You, the viral sensation’s third EP in less than two years. Appropriately, this set captures those charmingly awkward moments that come with being a teen, whether Sartorius is trying to confess his feelings to a crush (“We’re Not Friends”) or worrying about breaking the rules while hanging out just a little later (“Curfew”). But even if you’re long out of high school, his songs are still irresistible, especially when he blends perky acoustic pop with surprisingly soulful R&B (“Better With You”) or updates doo-wop for a generation raised on hip-hop (“Up With It”).

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