Why You Runnin' [EP] Image
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  • Summary: The debut five-track EP for the California-based singer was produced by Band Of Horses' Bill Reynolds.
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  1. Why You Runnin’ may only be an EP--one can only hope Lissie has enough slow-smoked melody in her arsenal to sustain an entire album--but it's one of 2009’s finest folk releases regardless.
  2. Her powerful voice involves a haunting dip in intensity at the end of her phrases, and her loudest moments have the perfect amount of reverb to really tug at your heartstrings.
  3. Her towering single "Little Lovin'" and the Cat Power-like " Oh Mississippi" halmark a preview EP tailor-made for long nights wearing cut-off jeans, drawing long drags from a Marlboro, and swigging Pabst Blue Ribbbon. [Holiday 2009, p.82]
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    It doesn’t hurt that Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses produced the five-song EP, and though it clocks in at a brief 20 minutes, it’s worth repeated listenings.
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