At first blush Christina Perri’s new single “A Thousand Years” sounds rather ordinary. However give it a chance and listen all the way through. She proves here that “Jar Of Hearts” was not a fluke. There is a uniquely beautiful voice and approach to the pop twee. However, stick with it and as the waltz time begins to sway more and more the song moves into a bridge that is stunningly gorgeous. If anyone thinks grand string and piano orchestrations have no place in a simple pop song, listen again here. “A Thousand Years” then melts back down into a gentle place before sweeping along to a pleasing conclusion. Just as she grabbed us by the emotional jugular on “Jar Of Hearts,” Christina Perri once again moves something powerful inside of us.

Christina Perri

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