The new four-song EP covers a great range of emotions, from angry, angsty teenage emotions in “What’s It Gonna Take,” and a more mature side shown in “Turning the Other Cheek.” In the latter, she embraces taking care of her own emotions, rather than putting a man in front of her with the simple line: “I gotta love myself before anybody.” She embraces herself on the EP, unapologetically making music that represents her, rather than forcing herself into a genre box.
And Batchelor’s music is hard to put in a box, but that’s what makes her such an interesting artist. A mainstream comparison could be singer/songwriter Anderson East, who just released his full throwback soul record Encore. East has managed to find an audience, if not consistent radio play, and Batchelor could do that too. She has the voice, the style and the lyrics to make it big.