This whole EP is acoustic, so the listener is able to easily identify the amount of vocal talent Tiera has. From the first note on the opening track, "Love You Better," it is obvious that she has quite a lot. But by acoustic, she means just acoustic guitar. Many acoustic records include piano, mandolins, and banjos as well as the guitar, but this is just straight acoustic guitar, allowing for no buffers between the listener and the voice of the artist, and the lyrics. If they are bad, there's no way to hide. Fortunatly, Tiera does not have that problem. The first track is of similar content to "I Can Love You Better" the opening track of the 1998 smash record Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks. The element of a song like this one is that the artist has quite a bit of self confidence, at least when coming to getting a guy. Other notable tracks on the same topic as this one include Kalie Shorr's "Trailblazer," "Invisible" by Taylor Swift, and Avril Lavigne's No. 1 pop record, "Girlfriend." Tiera takes this idea back to the basics, with honest, clear lyrics.
"It's like the stuff you see on T.V. / the guy walks up and says 'Baby, can't you see?' / 'We were meant to be'"
These lines add another element of reliability to the track, and a youthful element as well.
The EP closes with the best song on it. Out of the three songs on this collection, "Jokes on You" is the one that best represents Tiera as an artist. The song is a cheating song, but there is just the right amount of sass and vulnerability to make this song more than a Carrie Underwood copycat. She says that there's not going to be any tears in her eyes, and that she's moving on, but in her vocal delivery, and the tempo of the song, there is also some regret that the relationship didn't work out the way it should have. Those are the best kinds of cheating songs, because rarely in a breakup, is the feeling ever just blind rage. There are other emotions as well, which Tiera emphasizes beautifully.
Tiera is also special because of her throwback style. Her vocals seem like they should belong to a country artist of 20 years ago. She understands that the boundaries of country music can be pushed a lot more than they probably should be these days, but that there's also a pureness in staying true to a genre. Despite the fact that this EP has no banjos, or mandolins, or slide guitars, this is a country EP. Tiera's songwriting and vocal stylings are so remarkably country, it doesn't take anything more than an acoustic setting to see that.
Best tracks: Easy to Do, Jokes on You
Throwaway tracks: none
Overall rating: 4 and a half crowns