"Act Like You Don't" quickly shows that Eden is much more than "Diamonds" makes her out to be. The pop-country song has elements of soul in the production, and the lyrics are strong. Eden asks an ex to not let her know if he's missing her, because she needs to move on. It's a topic similar to Kacey Musgraves's killer single "Keep It To Yourself," but with a soulful flair.
"Silence Speaks" is a spin on the classic cheating anthem, made popular by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. At the end of the chorus, Eden says "I don't need words when silence speaks louder than — I hate you, I never wanna see you again / and hell no, sugar we ain't ever gonna be friends." Instead of keying his car (a reference to Carrie?), or crying over him, Eden is just going to move on. The production on this song is killer, with heavy banjo and acoustic guitar continuing throughout the song. If you've listened to Kalie Shorr's latest record, this song has production similar to "Outta My Mind," which is definitely a good thing.
The record closes with "Sunday Morning," a country-rock track that begins with heavy, loud electric guitars. "If I'm gonna be your Saturday night, I'm gonna be your Sunday night," Eden sings on this girl power track. The idea behind the song is so unique, and so accurate. Eden's vocals are a perfect mixture of country twang and soul, and although the song is a little loud, it's a great idea for a song, and is executed well for the most part.
Eden is talented, and her voice is incredible. She's quickly developing her sound, and I'd be interested to see what kind of music she would put together for a full-length record. But her single is bland. If she put out one of the other songs, with more personality, she might be a huge success.
Best tracks: "Act Like You Don't," "Silence Speaks"
Throwaway tracks: "Diamonds"
Overall rating: 4 crowns