Colbie Caillat: All of You
Sun-kissed beach pop abounds on All of You, Colbie Caillat’s third album. Lyrically, Caillat has always operated exceptionally with descriptive emotive style that contains enough of a hook that sticks with the romantic at heart. Breezy, acoustic guitars and a nice push of a softer rock feel emanating from the push of drums and bass, tracks do their part to infuse smatterings of other genres. The faster feel on “Dream Life, Life” Caillat describes the life she fantasizes about, one that is carefree and boundless. That non-directional specific that appeals to all walks of life is Caillat’s attractiveness. “Favorite Song,” features rapper Common with a slightly edgy rock guitar riff on this track about love and attraction. She sings, “I want be your favorite song, you can turn it up. Play me all night long.” This Malibu native is full of bursting utopia, sunshine and good intentions. The charming feel of “Think Good Thoughts” is a quiet revolution for the world to change by thinking positively and, as cheesy as that may sound, the shimmering soft electricity of the song feels cathartic. On “Shadow” the country rock drive dismisses a lover. Even on this diss song Caillat’s vibrancy and bright acoustics feels good.