Unfortunately, Pearce has fallen trap to the country-electropop fusion fad. The trailblazers of this genre have been Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, and Ruthie Collins, and the first track of the EP, "Pretty Boy" is a perfect example of that fad. The electro influences spread all throughout the track, and it is a bit upsetting, because Pearce seemed like an artist that would stay away from this kind of music. Despite that fact, this song is completely addicting. The chorus is the most perfect pop chorus, and is just meant to people up and on their feet. So even though Pearce is taking part in this mostly unfortunate trend, she takes part gracefully, and just tests the waters, she doesn't dive headfirst.
The final track on this EP is the best one, that truly shows the extent of Pearce's talent and potential is the final track, "Black Sheep." This track is an interesting take on being different. The whole song talks about how this girl is so different from anyone else in her family. In the hook, Pearce sings, "Life is hard, when you're the only black sheep on the farm." There are so many songs like this, but Pearce makes a new metaphor, one that is much more relatable than other songs like this. Pearce crafts a song that connects to every person, whether you live on a farm or not.
From "Blame the Whiskey" to "Pretty Boy" to "Black Sheep," Pearce has done an excellent job of showing fans who she is a musician so far. Although this EP isn't perfect, it does show how much talent Pearce has, and the potential she has to be one of the biggest country stars of the new generation.
Best tracks: Just Another Girl, Black Sheep
Throwaway tracks: none
Overall rating: 4 crowns