This EP was a complete surprise release. A single, Hold On, was released in November 2013, but nothing was heard about Caillat's new album. The sound of Hold On should've been enough of a warning for the new direction of Caillat's next release, but I was still somewhat blindsided.
- Live it Up - Caillat kicks off the EP with a catchy, fast-paced song that is about...taking a risk? Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's what it's about. She mentioned in an interview that it's about her stage fright. A lot of the rhymes don't make a lot of sense (why would the situation seem supernatural?) The song seems pretty forced as a whole, but her vocal delivery and the production helps. 7/10
- Blaze - This song has the same vibe as the previous song, although it's definitely done better. It's catchy, and has better rhymes and basically makes more sense than Live it Up does. The production is done very well, as well. 8/10
- If You Love Me Let Me Go - The third track is a song that seems like it was written just before a breakup. It deals with a pretty clichéd saying, and it seems like the writers decided that a lot of repetition was key to a catchy song. The production and vocal tricks are pretty great, though. 8/10
- Try - The single off the album is one of my two favorite tracks (the other being the last track). Caillat describes this track as a "venting experience", and one of my favorite things in music is when an artist revolts to pressure and makes a great song. (Sara Bareilles' "Love Song", for example.) The song has a nice message, too, with the refrain being "so they like you/do they like you" and then Caillat asks "Do you like you?" 9/10
- Never Gonna Let You Down - The last song is a lot more "typical Colbie", motivational, optimistic and cheerful. The production is a lot more poppy than her previous albums, but it's still a great success. 9/10
Album Rating: 8/10 Overall I'd like to see Colbie go back to her old kind of music, but this new style fits her decently.