Jillian Hervey's strong, soulful vocals shine through, accompanied by the production influence of Lucas Goodman, who plays with genre intersection without falling too deep into the experimental world of alternative R&B.
The first-released single, "Western World," fits the album's penchant for songs suited for the dance floor, making a play on Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls." Hervey's sultry vocals coo through a tambourine-accented beat as she sings of culture's incessant desire to never slow down: "In a Western town, a Western world/ So hard to find some peace." Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon brings the song to a close with a guest verse, before Hervey rejoins with the chorus.
"Anyway You Want To" is simple lyrically, with a fat, fuzzy guitar creating a slow jam. "Reminisce" shows off Hervey's hip-hop chops, while "Hit the Ceiling" shows off her range. With a voice commonly compared to Erykah Badu, Hervey's vocals are captivating. She and Goodman prove in this album of three-minute grooves that they know how to create a catchy track.
While "Cosmic Wind" makes good dance floor music, it's slightly marred by the record's inability to create knock-out singles. Having few standout moments on the album, songs struggle to distinguish themselves from one another, at times running together. Still, Lion Babe created a feel-good record that is certain to make the listener move.