“Move On” is an immediate stand out. The only true ballad of the collection, JoLivi’s vocals sounds sweet, almost ethereal. It’s a smooth, bittersweet song, a side of JoLivi that hasn’t been as apparent in her past music. She sounds more vulnerable on this track and on”Thanks to All My Exes” than she has on any of her other releases, and it suits her.
The single “Vinyl” closes out the project. It’s given a new life and twist on the EP. Acoustic production suits the song, which at times seems a touch overproduced. She strips the song down to the basics, bringing forward the power of her vocal and the clever, interesting lyrics.
The EP shows JoLivi’s commitment to country music following her past pop music career. But it also shows that a little more acoustic production suits her. Acoustic instrumentals are sorely lacking on country radio these days, and if JoLivi mixed in some more acoustic instrumentals in with her country-rock vibe, she could create a perfect mix to stand out, but also to fit in on country radio.
Best tracks: “Move On”
Throwaway tracks: none
Overall rating: 4 crowns