The Y2K Mixtape is Kalie Shorr's first to be released through major outlets, as opposed to through her website, and is more of a proper album. Because of that, it's more produced than her first EP. It isn't quite as country as her previous EP, but that's to be expected, especially since she acknowledges that her music is a blend of country, pop and rock. Along with the single "Fight Like a Girl", the EP has more finished versions of two tracks that you might have heard on Kalie's Soundcloud ("Class of 2000" and "Break The Breakup").
I've finally gotten a copy of this EP, thanks to a contest sponsored by Song Suffragette. If you don't know who they are, they're an organization created around the founding principle of putting more female country artists on the radio. Kalie Shorr is one of their more well known artists, and she's built up quite a following on Twitter and SoundCloud. This EP contains demos of some of her better known Soundcloud songs, as well as some less popular ones, and it was so exciting to finally get a copy.
In country music this year, women supporting other women has been a strong theme, and as Kalie Shorr noted in a recent tweet, Mickey Guyton always comes up as an example of that. Unsurprisingly, Guyton’s EP has a strong adherence to that theme, with many motivational songs that women or girls can jam to in order to improve their mood.
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