I’ve been a fan of Bella Thorne since she was on Disney’s Shake It Up. Loving her songs with (former Shake It Up co-star) Zendaya and her solo work, I was really excited for her debut EP entitled Jersey. The five track collection is finally here (since 11/17) and as @arianablessing on twitter put it…
Now let’s get to the songs.
I’m going to start this review at track number two for reasons we’ll get to later.
The second song of the EP is a fun pop charmer that features a more serious tone as Bella sings about a love that’s weighing her down. Thorne’s vocals particularly shine on this track that’s definitely one of stand outs from the group.
3. One More Night
On One More Night, Bella channels her inner Ke$ha as she sings about becoming a “rebel” and dancing “with no regrets.” The result is a ridiculously catchy dance track that could easily be considered the fan favorite, especially according to (me and) @Bellarina12354 on twitter.
4. Boyfriend Material
The Charli-XCX penned Boyfriend Material is one of those songs that reminds me of TTYLXOX, one of Bella’s earlier songs with Disney. I prefer her more mature sounding work, but understand that Thorne’s got to appeal to the younger set. This track achieves that goal. It’s the one that will remind you of her work with Disney.
5. Call It Whatever (Razor N Guido Remix)
A fun dance remix to Call It Whatever finishes the EP and breathes new life to the original lead single of Bella’s former full length album.
Now for the track I’ve been dying to talk about…
The title track of Bella Thorne‘s new EP is so hot that it’s Bella’s first-ever song that truly doesn’t fit the Disney script. On Jersey, Bella channels her inner Britney Spears, cooing verses about how she “owns the night” and is “about that life,” ending the chorus with “if you wanna holler, then holler.”
The track is a hot start to the EP, has a banging beat, and is Thorne’s way of reminding you that she can also talk shit and be sexy – even if she is only 17. Jersey is one of those songs that’s definitely for fans of sassier pop – like myself.
The verdict is, Bella Thorne‘s Jersey EP has a little something for everyone. It definitely is predominately a pop effort aimed at teenagers, but there are moments on tracks like Paperweight and One More Night that show promise of potential for Bella’s future musical endeavors as she transitions into adulthood. The full offering is thoroughly enjoyable for pop music fans and hopefully a hint at more to come.