I am impressed! Definitely her very best album by far, no competition. Like, mostly 8s and 9s everywhere, and almost everything sounds like a good single.
The album is a bit Witness (themes/approach,sonic identity) but infinitely more well-written/worded/more-fully-living its concept.
The more electronic tracks from Witness + 365 would fit here perfectly so I wouldn't object a dual package at some point, even if it is just a Spotify playlist.
It also sounds like a direct successor of her first two albums at the same time?
At first listen Daisies and Never Really Over sound a bit shit compared to how they sounded before?
But I have been listening to them on YouTube whereas I streamed the album on Spotify so perhaps that's why they sound different?
Anyway, Daisies should be the opener right before Never Really Over, because the former makes no sense at its place in the track list and the latter opens the album abruptly.
The clown theme (including the title) definitely should not have been used though, it only makes sense for the title track.
Smile sounds better in context (production-wise), but it still has a shit chorus and feels less important/essential than anything else.
I also don't care about Tucked, it is a bit nothingy and doesn't even earn its run time.
I am definitely cutting Smile, and I'm considering to do the same with Tucked but it transitions perfectly to Harleys so I'm not really sure yet!
Among the rest, I also did not particularly care for Only Love but almost everybody else seems to love it, and I like it on the track list as it feels like a companion piece to Daisies being on the more acoustic end.
What Makes a Woman is also spectacular, amazing closer!
And I'm waiting for a Not the End of the World / Dance with the Devil mash-up, where is it, I need it now.
“Cry” will be on both Spotify and Apple’s New Music playlists and “Teary” will be on Apple’s New On Pop.
That's good to know, because it's those and Champagne Problems that I'd love them to promote in any capacity above all other tracks!