The EP’s opener, “Rivers Run Dry”, is almost a pop and soul and funk fusion. It’s insanely catchy and lyrics-wise, very relatable. She incorporates all of these different elements to create a larger than life song, which is executed very well. Her next song, “One More Chance,” showcases her insanely versatile vocals very well. There is a lot of fluidity and movement throughout her melodies and vocal runs. There’s a good definition between the different sections of the song so they don’t sound like they are bleeding into one another.
I realized that I had turned into a small fan of HARLOE after my interview with her. I really sided on a lot of her musical ideas, and her inspirations for writing this particular EP, but after finally listening to it, you can bet I turned into a slightly…WAY BIGGER HARLOE FAN!
“Cut Me Loose” added a taste of something different from the other songs, while not diving too far out of the way. The bits of inspirations in the 80‘s synth dream vibe did wonders in bringing this song to the next level. Another song that shows her incredible vocal skills is “We’re All Gonna Lose.” The control that she has in her timbre, vibrato, and overall sound is enough to make any singer stop dead in their tracks. She is able to build the anticipation in her vocals, but not make us feel as if she’s holding out on something better. Closing out the EP is the song, “Crush On You,” which has an amazing message and perspective that I really admired.
HARLOE is truly in a league of her own, and is here to STAY!