The album includes the first single “You Sound Good To Me”, which was co-written by hit songwriters Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, and Hillary Lindsey. You can see the recently-released video for it below.
The uptempo “You Sound Good To Me” is a standout as it is radio-friendly, catchy, and fun. A perfect choice for a lead off single in my opinion. It could easily become a summer favorite of many. Another favorite is the mid-tempo “From The Backseat”, another well-written tune that captures young love and many will relate to with lyrics like: “And we made the age old prom-night promise. Put the corsage right where I want it. We found a road with nobody on it. And we didn’t stop to think.” Hale’s songwriting contribution “Just Another Song” is a pleasant surprise, and the perfect way to end the album by showcasing her songwriting skills. I found it well-written, beautiful, and poignant. In my opinion, it is very reminiscent of the songwriting skills of Taylor Swift.
Overall, I found the album as a whole to be refreshing (no bro-country here), well-written, and Hale’s vocals strong throughout. I would highly-recommend this album to anyone, although I think it would appeal mostly to a younger audience of contemporary country music fans. It is not overly-pop influenced like a lot the songs out on the radio these days are, but it would not fall into the traditional country category that appeals to an older audience. It falls somewhere in-between and certainly worth a listen.
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.