The three singles off this record so far are actually all highlights. This is quite surprising, since singles tend to be mediocre compared to the rest of a full length album. Labels and artists look for the songs that are the most like everything else on the radio, and have the biggest chance of being successful and promoting the rest of the album at the same time. However, in this case, Daniels managed to chose songs that weren’t exactly like songs on radio, but also ones that were fairly successful, and were amazing songs. "Go Back" was the lead single and true hit of this record, with it's a acoustic base, leading to a bigger chorus, a haunting sound and cutting lyrics. Daniels sings to the ex of her current boyfriend, telling her to stop creeping around them, and "go back to where you came from." It's the opposite situation than in Tyler Farr's "Redneck Crazy," and a much better song.
Love songs are an often occurrence throughout this record, and often are acoustic guitar based. “So In Love” and “Still” are two of the best, both delicate songs that incorporate folk ad pop influences along with the acoustic base. They both take different perspectives on a relationship, the former track being a happy, sweet love song, while "Still" is an epic ballad. "Still" is the better and more powerful of the two, and qualifies as a true country ballad, one to the likes of "Someday When I Stop Loving You" by Carrie Underwood.
Leah Daniels has already been nominated for Rising Star by the CCMA’s, and won the CMAO award for Rising Star. She has a country sound that's pop enough to have radio appeal, but is country enough to be qualified as country and embraced by country fans, quite like American country duo Maddie & Tae. Daniels has 'it,' whatever it is, and I would expect to continue to hear her popping up on Canadian country radio.
Best tracks: Old Piano, Go Back, Dream Without You (Acoustic), Still
Throwaway tracks: Take Me Outta The City
Overall rating: 4 crowns