EP REVIEW: Bebe Rexha – All Your Fault PT. 2

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For the past year and a half I have been proclaiming that Bebe Rexha is the next big thing in pop music. And I wasn’t half wrong. The songstress impressed with the breakthrough hit “I Got You” as well as featuring on the infectious Martin Garrix smash “In The Name Of Love” and the empowering G-Eazy number 1 “Me, Myself & I”. Then she announced her debut album “All Your Fault” would be released in two parts instead of being released at once. A strange concept but if it meant we were actually getting new material then I was down. The first EP was impressive. It was full of emotion, attitude and killer vocals. The production was rhythmic pop meets RNB and perfectly captured the energy a Bebe Rexha show embodies. 6 months later and we have finally received the second EP and with the expectations set high from the previous release it’s safe to say this collection didn’t even come close. Sonically this release is all over the place. From the gritty RNB “That’s It” and “I Got Time” to the bubblegum pop cringe-fest that is “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody). She then takes confusion to the next level with the forgettable reggae infused “Comfortable” and the country/gospel influenced “Meant To Be”. This EP has a LOT of collaborations and not one of them stands out as a “wow they really brought something different to this track” moment. On “Comfortable” I don’t think I even understood one word that Kranium said and I genuinely thought he was singing in gibberish. “That’s it” feat. Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz is the closest you will get to a revival of “Bad Bitch” or “Fuck Fake Friends” and will have your sassy side excitingly coming out. But the best song on the EP and the only single worthy track is the euphoric tropical pop bop “(Not) The One”. Introducing yet another sound she explores falling for someone but being scared of getting hurt and convinced that she’s not someone he should love. “I want you to, to love me, to love me, to love me, but don’t fall in love. To hold me, to hold me, to hold me, but not for too long”. It has hit written all over it and may just be what saves this EP from being completely forgotten because otherwise this collection is a giant mess.

 

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