Christina Perri Makes Vulnerable Return with 'Human' Single: Listen

"Lovestrong" follow-up due out in spring 2014.

Christina Perri has checked back in with another delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of her breakthrough single "Jar of Hearts." "Human" was released to digital retailers on Monday (Nov. 18) as the first single from Perri's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due out in spring 2014.

"Human" finds Perri dejectedly listing her subservient skills in the verses before finding her nerve in the chorus and declaring "I'm only human/And I crash and I break down" as a piano line strolls her uber-powerful voice forward. The single was produced by Martin Johnson, who uses "Human" to cap off a busy 2013, during which he also helmed Avril Lavigne's "Here's To Never Growing Up," Jason Derulo's "The Other Side" and Gavin DeGraw's "Best I Ever Had," among other singles.

"Lovestrong," Perri's Atlantic Records debut, has sold 444,000 copies since its 2011 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That album was steered by producer Joe Chiccarelli, but according to a press release, the follow-up was recorded over the past year with Jake Gosling, John Hill and Butch Walker, among others.

To celebrate the release of "Human," Perri will debut the song live today on "The Queen Latifah Show." Check out a peek at the performance below:

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