Peytan Porter: ‘In My Head’ – EP Review

Peytan Porter releases new EP, In My Head, out now, June 24th on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below and check out our full review.

Country music is full of talented female singer-songwriters that deserve the spotlight. Peytan Porter is one of those talented artists. The songstress’ soulful-country sound is uniquely hers, as she crafts songs that fans flock to in droves. Today, Porter released her brand new EP, In My Head.

The seven-song project is all about embracing life and all its intricacies. “Growing up, Nashville was like a real-life Disney World to me and I pulled a lot of creative inspiration from ‘Alice In Wonderland’ for the projectFor me, life just isn’t as black and white as we’d like it to be and I finally embraced that,” shared Porter. Adding later, “This project touches on the best and worst of all of those things and I’m so excited for people to go down the rabbit hole and see the wonderland that is IN MY HEAD.” 

The record kicks off with “Why We Broke Up.”A dreamy song that portrays how it feels to get back with the person you lost, Porter introduces the fairytale aspect to the EP right off the bat.

“But seein’ you tonight, all that comes to mind // Is kissin’ under stars on your hood, all the good times // And boy, you make me miss layin’ on your chest // Thinkin’ ’bout forever lookin’ into your blue eyes // I remember late nights and long talks, fallin’ in love // But seein’ you like this, I forget why we ever broke up”

The record continues with “Champagne Problems” and her debut single, “First Stone.” The former features the traditional country sound that Porter is a huge fan of. A true anthem for the every girl, “Champagne Problems” is a standout on the record. Similarly, “First Stone” is another story-telling song. The track conveys how the world would be a better place if we all were just a little nicer.

“If everybody lived in big glass houses // Where everyone could see all the secrets we own // There we’d sweep our own floors // Tidy up our own couches // Do ourselves a favor, leave the neighbor alone // We’d quit tryna be right // We’d be a little more nice // If everybody lived in big glass houses // Babe we’d all think twice ‘fore we threw the first stone”

Porter continues to share her heart on the next song, “You Go Girl.” Written by the songstress with Madison Kozak, and Jason Massey, the song is a melancholy anthem for any girl with a broken heart. It is one of the more tender moments on the riveting new project.

On the next track, “Therapy,” Porter hones in on what it’s really important: self-growth and working on yourself. The honesty she portrays throughout the song is so crucial and important. That honesty is a common thread throughout her entire record.

“Therapy // Takin’ back the time you took away from me // People always told me you were bad for me // Don’t get mad at me // While I take a little time to focus on my // Recovery // Do a little personal discovery // Of who I am now that you got a piece of me // So, baby, let me bе // I gotta get through a little therapy”

The second to last song is one of our favorites off the project, “Someone’s Love Song.” Porter’s stunning vocals are on full display, as she conveys the notion that love is for her. Finally on the last number the title track, fans get a taste of the sassy side to the singer. “In My Head” is the perfect conclusion to the cohesive project. Learn more about Peytan Porter and her journey to country music in our spotlight interview here.

In My Head EP Tracklist:

  1. “Why We Broke Up” (Peytan Porter, Smith Ahnquist, Sam Bergeson)
  2. “Champagne Problems” (Peytan Porter, Kenny Foster)
  3. “First Stone” (Peytan Porter, Billy Montana)
  4. “You Go Girl” (Peytan Porter, Madison Kozak, Jason Massey)
  5. “Therapy” (Peytan Porter, Mackenzie Carpenter, Micah Carpenter, Jonathan Hutcherson)
  6. “Someone’s Love Song” (Peytan Porter, Patrick Murphy, Lydia Vaughn)
  7. “In My Head” (Peytan Porter, Greg Bates, Kat Higgins)

Peytan Porter’s new EP, ‘In My Head’ out now.

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