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This is the 3rd release from The Saturdays, as they went down a mini-album route, and definitely went for a brighter and more pop sound. There are 5 (7 including the feature and remix) new tracks on the mini-album, but 12 tracks total. But seeing as the older tracks are on Wordshaker, I'll leave those out.
1. Missing You - The lead single off the album. It's a mid-tempo number that has some sort of hidden dance beat behind it. I didn't like the track that much at first, but it grew on me. It's much stronger than Forever Is Over when it comes to lead singles. There's a bit of auto tune on it, but it makes the track a bit more fun. It'd be very bland without the dance-ish beat it has tucked underneath, but it's still an amazing song with a very well thought concept (you miss missing someone.) For some it may be an acquired taste, but I think it's very summery and fun; all the girls get to sing! 5/5
2. Higher - The second single off of the album. Higher is very up-beat, a bit 'Disney' sounding, but very fun and very easy to dance to. It should have been the lead single, as it's very strong. 5/5
3. Died In Your Eyes - The ballad of the mini-album. It's a cover of a Kristinia DeBarge song. I think both versions are a bit boring, but it does grow on you. It's not as good as their other ballads (Chasing Lights, Fall, Here Standing) but it fills the gap for the "ballad" song. I think the best part is the "oh's" at the end. Besides that, I wouldn't say it's too special, though it is good, and the girls do hit some very nice notes on it. 3/5
4. Karma - If you look at the album cover, I'd say this song is the "poster" track for the image. This song is bright, fun, upbeat, and very "Saturdays" like. All the girls have parts on it, which is nice to hear. Una and Frankie take the lead on the chorus, so it's a breath of fresh air compared to the typical and predictable Vanessa lead song. It's produced by Steve Mac (Ego, Notorious) and I think it's one of the best off the album simply because it shows that they can ditch trying to be "serious" musicians for a second and release a girl power driven song that has the lyrics of a Spice Girl driven song. It has clever lyrics, and a clever concept with an amazing backtrack. Some don't like it, but with how bright and upbeat it sounds, I don't see how you can't! 5/5
5. Puppet - I think this is one of the coolest songs they performed live on the Headlines Tour because of how they worked it in with strings and a curtain. The song is a bit on the more risque side, talking about controlling a guy, but it's very girl power like and a nice comeback to songs that demoralize women, without calling men "bad" names. It's in the same vein with Work for me, and is overall very fun. Mollie gets to sing some very nice parts within the song, which is also a nice switch up. 5/5
6. One Shot (Starsmith Remix) - To me this is definitely just a tacked on track, but it is nice. Not a touch up on the original, but it does offer something a bit more if you get bored of the original. I think this is more for the fans that wanted One Shot as a single. 3/5
7. Higher (Featuring Flo Rida) - This one gets old fast. The intro to the song is nice, but they cut out Una's middle-8 of the song and replace it with a tacky rap. I'd skip this one and just listen to the original, but that's just me. 2/5
I think it's very solid for a mini-album, and they included some of the best Wordshaker tracks, though "Deeper" could have been easily replaced with "Open Up" or "2 A.M." Besides that, I think it's very well worth getting if you're a fan of pop music or girlbands.