Billboard Singles Review: February Song, Josh Groban
March 23, 2007
The launch single from Josh Groban's current "Awake," "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" again reaped top 10 rewards at AC, in spite of the format's November-December indulgence of Christmas music. Follow-up "February Song" is more adventurous and features the majestic singer's most alluring, elegant hook to date. Amid a lyric of hope for perfection in love, the song, co-written with Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik, builds with cliff-hanging bravado that would muster a wink from Celine. So few artists unashamedly capitalize on the beloved market for melodramatic power ballads.