This song is a bit less Janis Joplin and a bit more Carrie Underwood than Myles' previous music. Although not full of many traditional country instruments, this song has a unique mix of soul and country influences, creating a crossover hit. The cliche stop of the production at the word 'stop' is cringe-worthy the first listen, but this is actually one of the few times when that cliche actually works well. Lyrically, this is a destined hit. Myles is a symbol of a strong woman, telling her man that she's never going to take him back. Feminists and most female country fans will appreciate the role she takes on...this is a strong track, and one that will lead all fans to buy Miss Morgan Myles when it comes out.
Myles's voice is her best talent as an artist. She has a powerful voice, one that could be compared to Carrie Underwood's, but Myles has more edge. The experience in more rocky and alternative music makes her voice stand out. She's not afraid to be big and bold with what she sings. Many singers play it safe, and do hit high and long notes on occasion, but Myles consistently sings incredible notes. What makes it tolerable and amazing is that she doesn't overdo it. On "Adeline," the rock-influenced revenge track, her voice sounds almost unreal. She ranges from the lower notes in the verses, to the higher notes in the chorus, to the build up in the bridge which adds another element to her badass persona (making it fitting that she played a 'Badass Girls' showcase in Nashville a couple weeks ago.) The gritty, soulful element to her voice on this song makes it more than just another revenge song. It makes it THE revenge song. A better song than "Before He Cheats"? Maybe not. But different, and pretty darn close.
The slightly jaded view on love that this EP introduces in the first half is quickly reversed by the last two songs of the EP. "Nobody Better Than You" and "What You Do To Me" are the love songs of the collection, and although they are quite similar in lyrical content, they both have a specific sound and a rightful place on the EP. They both have a sultry, sexy sound that has been lost in the music from women in country, until this year actually, with Carrie Underwood and "Heartbeat," and now Morgan Myles. "Nobody" is the real highlight of the whole EP, however. The song premiered in its acoustic version through a video from an interview/performance that Myles did last year. But that acoustic performance did not give the fully produced song justice. The song is sexy, yet triumphant and joyful. It's a celebration of love and of true love. And from the looks of this EP, it's taken Myles a few times, just like everyone else, to find that one person, but this song marks the end of that search.
'5 out of 5's aren't often given out on this site, especially for EPs and albums. And especially for crossover music, this is quite rare, because when country is country these days, it's a miracle already. But this is a collection of songs that has crossover appeal, and blends genres, but it's still really good country music. Myles has incredible potential, and already has so much natural talent that people are beginning to recognize this year. Uniqueness is the name of the game in the music industry (at least it's supposed to be) and Myles has got it.
Best tracks: Adeline, What You Do To Me, Nobody Better Than You
Throwaway tracks: none
Overall rating: 5 crowns