Invisible-Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/Warners)

This is one’a them “message” records. One’a them ‘you really are great, even if all those other kids in the high school hallways can’t see it now’ songs. Heartfelt? Sure. Overwrought and overly earnest? Yep. Hook to hum? Nope. I understand writing songs like this and I do hope they give comfort to any kids who are ‘different’ and miserable because of the asses and twerps they have to be in class with every day. But message-songs are very, very seldom hit songs. And high school message songs should be on CHR stations.