This digital download compilation rounds up studio recordings from Koryn Hawthorne, who finished in fourth place during the eighth season of NBC singing competition The Voice. Hawthorne, who was guided by Pharrell Williams, showcased her gutsy, powerful vocals on a wide range of songs, including James Brown's mid-'60s soul classic "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," the early-'90s U2 ballad "One," and Ariana Grande and the Weeknd's hit "Love Me Harder" (a duet with Vance Smith). Williams joins in on some of the material, including a version of the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" and "Bright Fire," the latter of which he wrote. These aren't the live versions as seen on the program; they're polished studio recordings.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman
feat: Vance Smith
feat: Pharrell Williams