The EP opens with its title track, “In The Sun,” a seriously strong and totally engaging song. Check out these lines: “So bright, so right/The way you shine/Burns me from the inside/And I hate myself for shivering/For wanting more and more/Of how you make me feel/Like I could live forever in the sun.” There are moments when her vocal approach is so intimate and sexy, like a confession. And then she breaks open, bursts open, before bringing things back down again. “If I could, I’d turn away/Before you shut me out/Even for a minute, even for a day/I’m not that strong, but I’m strong enough to suffer/If that’s the price I have to pay/To feel the light on my skin.” There is something glorious in what seems like an obsession. Her vocals really pull you into her world. And I love Cathy Monnes’ work on strings.
“Family Ghost” has more of an intense feel right from its opening. It has a haunting quality without being moody. It’s a song that takes hold of you immediately. “He’s alone in a dark place/Thinking thoughts that no one understands/He’s at home in the darkness/I try to find him, I’m reaching out my hands.”
“I Just Broke Up With A Guy Who Looks Kinda Like You” has my favorite title of this EP. And as you might guess, it’s a bit lighter in tone. “I remember that kiss outside my hotel room in L.A./I was a little too young, and you were too married/So I said can you try that again someday.” It has more of a pop feel, and I like the backing vocals. But it’s the closing track, “’Til It Lasts,” that might be my favorite. There is something sweet and sad and beautiful about this song. “Next time I won’t be so quick/To say I’m in love when I shake like this.” And check out these lines: “I’m always taking wrong turns/Burning too bright and burning out quickly/I’ve had my lesson, but I’ll never learn/I keep hoping love will come fix me.”
CD Track List
- In The Sun
- Family Ghost
- I Just Broke Up With A Guy Who Looks Kinda Like You
- ‘Til It Lasts
In The Sun EP was released on May 19, 2015.