Acoustic tracks are the type that you either love them or hate them.With Britt's new EP, it's really hard not to love them.
Sometimes, the songs are nearly unrecognizable because they stray so far from the sound of the original version.Blair, Connecticut Archbishop Cupich's Column - Archbishop Blase Cupich, Illinois Archbishop José H. Gomez, California Archbishop Kurtz Blog - Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Kentucky Archbishop William E. Lori, Maryland Archdiocese of Baltimore [Podcast] - Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland Archdiocese of Mandalay Blog An Archdiocese of Wash DC Catholic - A Washington DC Catholic, Maryland Are We There Yet?- Lisa, Colorado Arkansas Catholic - Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families - Monica, Canada Armchair Traditionalist - Clayton Orr Arsacal - Msgr. Hendriks, Netherlands Articulating Hope - Deacon Vernon, Wyoming Articuli Fidei - David Waltz, Washington As Contas de Deus - Luis Amorim, Portugal As I Went Walking - Christina Novak, Wisconsin As Surpresas de Deus!The only downfall of the EP is that the majority of the songs chosen were ballads, which are the ones that most easily transform into an acoustic setting.I would've liked to have seen Britt take a more risky route, and use some of her more upbeat songs like "Glow" or "Good Day." The EP also includes a new track co-written with Brandon Heath, "Found By You," which keeps the acoustic style of the other songs, and works out as a fantastic closer.Each of these songs sounds almost entirely different from their original forms, especially a "ballad" style version of her biggest hit, "The Lost Get Found." Britt channels her inner Bethany Dillon on "Hanging On," which sounds even better than its original version.The biggest surprise here is definitely the piano-led take on "Headphones," one of the most upbeat and poppy songs from her last album.Featuring stunning renditions of songs from (one from the former, four from the latter), this barely even sounds like the Britt Nicole her listeners have come to know.Her signature teen pop sound is transformed into a mature contemporary style.But until then, this EP is a must-have for all of Britt's fans, and I highly recommend it for listeners who thought her previous work was a bit too "poppy," especially fans of the adult contemporary genre.Style: R&B vocals, pop/worship songs; compare to Britt Nicole, Jimmy Needham, Brandon Heath Top tracks: "Free," "All the Way to Texas," "Come Down to It" Social networking sensation Coffey Anderson's major label debut toys with a myriad of musical styles, incorporating commercial worship, Jason Mraz-like Caribbean backbeat wordplay, rap, and pop R&B on his You Tube hit, "." And though his genre exploration is authentic, the project fails for lack of cohesion.