The first song on this 12-track disc is entitled "Hello," but the narrator of the song is already saying goodbye. "My bags are packed by the door/Don't really know what they're waiting for" the singer says, and it's just the first stanza in a stack of ruminative tunes that evoke Joan Osborne as well as the singer-songwriter era of the 1970's.
In addition to the title track, highlights include the catchy but contemplative "Super Ball" and the talking-bluesish "Surrender." Malone keeps a shimmery, jangly guitar tone on tap throughout, and the fretwork here is extremely impressive. And once in a while, she gets loud, too (Check out "No Destination"). Strict country fans may have to expand their horizons a bit to give Malone her due, but there's nothing wrong with having to reach sometimes.