Jason Castro, "Let's Just Fall In Love"

3.5

With this year's top "American Idol" finalists nearing the release of their solo debuts, it might be easy to forget that season seven's Jason Castro is also putting out his own on Nov. 17. Luckily, his first single is strong enough to redirect some attention toward him. It's a sprightly folk-pop number that reminisces about the puppy-love stage of a relationship, as Castro asks his girlfriend to revisit that idyllic phase and even pokes fun at its inherent silliness. "We'll fall disgustingly fast, and we'll stop hanging out with friends/ And they'll be so offended," he sings. Those familiar with his goofy, somewhat haphazard nature on "Idol" will be happy to know that Castro has stepped up his vocal game considerably on his solo material, without losing the carefree spirit that made him such a fan favorite.-Monica Herrera