This six song effort from Taylor finds her re-imagining cuts from throughout the past 20-years or so, and begins with a stellar take on fan favorite “Woman I Used to Be,” a slow cut with ominous sounding guitar about a woman who is not happy with what she has become.
Taylor makes the confusion and yearning palpable on the cut and she is similarly evocative on “Watch Me Hurt,” a tale of discovering that a love interest has been purposely toying with emotions. It’s the opposite story on “First Kiss,” a subdued look back at a great relationship that ended seemingly without reason. The arrangements on the half dozen songs included here are not at all boisterous; they’re all mellow in order to allow Taylor’s amazing voice to shine. “Better Part of Me,” the title track from her album of the same name, is another song about searching for that thing that’s keeping happiness at bay; fans can rest assured though that they need look no further than this EP to find some of the better parts of Taylor’s work.