After singing the chorus on the huge hit ‘Hey Mama’ by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha has kept popping into the mainstream world with her alternative voice, and fun danceable music. Other songs with her featured include ‘In The Name Of Love’ with Martin Garrix, and the hit, ‘Me, Myself & I’ with the artist G Eazy. She has also written many tracks in the past, but none of her own personal projects have never really impacted the pop world. But, she is here now with the soon-to-be-hit ‘I Got You’ and a debut EP to follow it, titled ‘All Your Fault: Pt. 1’. Let’s see if it has the quality to bring her to stardom some day.
As expected from on the lead, ‘I Got You’, I knew this EP would be very pop-centered piece of work, and that is really the case for most of this. The EP is filled with bop over bop. The opener, ‘Atmosphere’ is a beautiful way to open the EP, and keeps that pop theme. Although it is a little slower compared to the rest of the production on this EP, it really allows you to bring yourself into the vibe of the EP. The second track, ‘I Got You’, is really a banger, and a great single choice for this. The chorus is infectious and danceable, and would be great for radio, and clubs as well. This is such a well done track, which is why it is doing so well.
The track ‘Small Doses’ is another banger, incredibly catchy, and strong lyrically, which can be can be hard to find in pop works these days. Lyrics like “I can only take you in small doses, small doses / Loving you, it’s explosive, you know this” is a large highlight of the EP overall. This song is a large highlight for me, and I’d love to hear this type of music from her on a full length album. After that track, we come to the first of two collaborations on the EP, a song titled ‘F.F.F.’ featuring the rapper G. Eazy, who she has worked in the past with on the song ‘Me, Myself, & I’. I like this subject matter, it gives more depth to the EP. Rather than having most of the tracks on love, this song talks about fake friends, and the acronym means ‘fuck fake friends’. The rap verse is okay, but isn’t really a standout to me. Honestly, this song is a little forgettable to me, and something i wouldn’t come back for. Just feels a little low judging on what I’ve heard before.
For the fifth track, the verses seem to focus on her voice, which is very unique, and I’m glad it was focused on. The track isn’t as danceable as the rest, but still holds a large pop sound, which is all throughout this EP. To em this track is missing something, just to put it over the top, but it is still alright, and something I would come back to me. The sixth track titled ‘Bad Bitch’ is the second collaboration, with rapper Ty Dolla $ign. I’m not really into this track to be completely honest, I love Bebe’s first verse, but the chorus throws the song off and the production sounds cheap. The rap isn’t memorable and quite repetitive, and all around just seems like a filler track. I could do without this track being on the EP.
Best Tracks: I Got You, Atmosphere, Small Doses
Worst Tracks: Bad Bitch, F.F.F.
(7.5 / 10)