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Jesse Kinch's "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" May Prove Him Right (premiere)

Jedd Beaudoin
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Former Rising Star competitor Jesse Kinch preps debut album, and issues titular single.

Jesse Kinch's "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" is the title cut from his full-length debut, due out 1 June via Curb Records. If Kinch's name is familiar, it's probably because of his appearance on ABC's Rising Star singing competition. There, he wowed audiences with covers of "I Put a Spell on You" and "Seven Nation Army", fusing the soul of rock's past with the bombast of its present.

There's a sense of the drama and swagger of rock's history in this new cut, a song that imagines Tom Jones fronting the Who in its biggest, loudest and most dramatic moments. With a heavy emphasis on the hook and the heart, "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" sweeps the listener into its stream, suddenly, swiftly, without apology.

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