"Train Wreck" sounds like a track that could be at home on Miranda Lambert's Platinum, and McDaniel's vocals actually sound similar to Lambert's at some points during the song. The slight bluesy influence along with McDaniel's vocals create an interesting listen. This song continues the story of the record more, by elaborating on the guy even more, and showing that he really is bad news that she needs to get away from.
The next track is the happy point of the album. The joyful "Let Your Love Run Away" is an airy track, one that would be at home on a Colbie Callait record. The folk pop undertones along with the Taylor Swift-esqe lyrics are a nice breath of fresh air from the heavy tracks on the rest of the album.
"Sure like to stay
but I think it's time to go.
Cause i know I am so worth the wait."
Because McDaniel is able to sing such important songs like this so early in her career, it speaks well for her future career as a musician, and as a role model.
The album closes with the title track. The play on words that make up the album title, and the title track is genius. No matter how you hear it: "Little Misunderstanding" or "Little Miss Understanding," it works both ways. The best songs are the ones where there are more than one way to interpret the song. This is a track like that. Ending the album on a sassy note, "Little Miss Understanding" is a country-rock song that an artist like Maggie Rose could sing. The fiddle comes back in this track, and honestly makes the song, with just the little bit of sweetness injected into the fiery track.
McDaniel is another young country singer-songwriter that was drawn into country music because of now-pop star Taylor Swift. There are so many young female artists like this, and the key is to be influenced by her, but not try to be her. McDaniel understands this. She inserts a soulful quality, and a more country element into her music that Swift never had, and proves with this album, that she is more than a Swift-wannabe. She has her own, unique sound and a potentially long career in country music ahead of her.
Best tracks: I Can't Stop, Walkin' Away, Little Miss Understanding
Throwaway tracks: none
Overall rating: 4 crowns