REVIEW: Track by Track Breakdown of Bea Miller’s New EP “CHAPTER ONE: BLUE”

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Bea Miller is all grown up!

Her first release since her 2014 debut album Not An Apology, Miller released Chapter One: Blue, – the first of a four-part project – today.

Her full-length sophomore album is due out November of this year, but fans won’t have to wait that long for new music. Every three months, Bea will release three new songs off of a new EP collection. Each collection will be named a different color:

Chapter Two: RED will be released in May.

Chapter Three: YELLOW will be released in August.

The full album will include all of the songs released from these EP’s and three additional new songs.

Celeb Secrets listened to Chapter One: BLUE, and we’ve got a track-by-track review of each song just for you!

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“Burning Bridges” – The most sassy of the tracks. The instrumentals are accompanied with intense synthesizers and Bea’s cry of, ‘I can’t help it that I need ya’. But she’s clearly done with this ex-flame of hers – ‘burn the bridges, burn them down’ – she echoes in a catchy chant.

“Song Like You” – Bea gives Amy Winehouse vibes with this one. The verses are filled with cool jazz undertones, while the chorus has cut-ins of Bea singing, ‘a song like you, I play it every night’. This track is bound to get stuck in your head after a few listens.

“I was sitting on the train, and I have a book where I write all my songs. I wrote down some of the things that seemed good about us and our situation, followed by the reality that they were never good at all. It was like a beautiful wave that becomes a devastating hurricane – a lullaby that can’t be heard over a baby continuing to cry.”

-Bea Miller on “Song Like You”

“I Can’t Breathe” – The only ballad on the album, Bea slows things down and gets emotional for this track. Starting with just a piano, Bea shows off her unique vocals and lyrical writing ability, singing, ‘Somebody get me a hammer, wanna break all the clocks and the mirrors’. Painting a picture of someone trapped in a relationship with someone who isn’t right for them, Bea sings ‘Don’t know how to admit that I’m broken’. The bridge of the song is welcomed by Bea’s longing ‘oohs’ and string instruments. This one is hands-down our favorite track of the EP.

We can’t wait to hear Bea Miller’s next release, Chapter Two: RED! Be sure to keep up Bea Miller by following her on Twitter at @BeaMiller.

Written by Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick an intern at Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. She is a Journalism major at Eastern Washington University. She loves country music, pizza, and all things pop-culture. When she's not listening to music or at a concert, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and binge-watching Friends reruns.