BC Jean, "I'll Survive You"

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<p>In a pop landscape full of well-defined female personalities (<a href="/artist/lady-gaga/1003999">Lady Gaga</a>, <a href="/artist/katy-perry/958673">Katy Perry</a>, <a href="/artist/ke-ha/1308564">Ke$ha</a>) and hungry up-and-comers (<a href="/artist/jessie-j/1608744">Jessie J</a>, <a href="/artist/christina-perri/1516805">Christina Perri</a>), where does a talent like <a href="/artist/bc-jean/1311251">BC Jean</a> fit in? From the sound of her latest single, "I'll Survive You," the California singer/songwriter appears to adhere to <a href="/artist/kelly-clarkson/498064">Kelly Clarkson</a>'s mix of crisp vocals, straightforward lyricism and unexpected pop punch. A standard breakup rocker, "Survive" benefits from producer <a href="/artist/max-martin/198206">Max Martin</a>'s steady hand-the song's guitar sound recalls <a href="/artist/avril-lavigne/485926">Avril Lavigne</a>'s best singles-as well as Jean's delightfully edgy wail on the line, "I'll undo all of the damage you've done to my life/ That's right." Currently working on her debut album, Jean is still finding her personality on songs like "I'll Survive You," but the growing pains are pretty entertaining to watch.</p>