Kicker opens with “Jameson,” a sparse, acoustic ballad with distinct country undertones that captures the vibe of her tiny hometown of Pinetop, Arizona, where she grew up amidst wide open spaces and playing in her grandmother’s coffee shop.
By contrast, the album also features singles like “Hypnotic,” a dense, heavily electronic production with a subtle hip-hop beat that wouldn’t sound out of place on a pop radio playlist.
“The record fluctuates between light and dark. In my head, there’s two sides to the album,” says Day during a phone interview with Radio.com. “There’s the side of me that was just moving to L.A. and I was seeing the city with new eyes and I was so optimistic and everything was beautiful and shiny. There’s a half of the record that was written at that time, and I think you can hear that.”