Hollyn (EP)

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Hollyn
Hollyn by Hollyn.jpg
EP by
ReleasedOctober 16, 2015 (2015-10-16)
Genre
Length20:29
LabelGotee
ProducerDirty Rice, Joseph Prielzony
Hollyn chronology
Hollyn
(2015)
One-Way Conversations
(2017)

Hollyn is the first extended play from Hollyn. Gotee Records released the EP on October 16, 2015. Hollyn worked with Dirty Rice and Joseph Prielzony, two of the three people within Cobr Music Group, for the production of this EP.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
365 Days of Inspiring Media4.5/5 stars[2]
CCM Magazine4.5/5 stars[3]
The Christian Beat4/5 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 stars[5]
New Release Today4/5 stars[6]

Kevin Sparkman, signaling in a four and a half star review by CCM Magazine, responds, "This initial offering is power-packed with all the ingredients of a superstar in the making, and we’re already eager for more material!"[3] Indicating in a three and a half star review at Jesus Freak Hideout, Lucas Munachen says, "With a creative sound, impressive vocals, and honest lyrics, despite being a little disjointed, Hollyn is a fresh talent".[5] Sarah Fine, rating the EP four stars by New Release Today, describes, "Hollyn crafts both lyrics and beats that are stronger than some more experienced artists in her genre."[6] Awarding the EP four and a half star at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, Jonathan Andre states, "Hollyn’s 6 song EP is as powerful and amazing as it is empowering, awe-inspiring, unique and any other description you can give to something as different as Hollyn’s music is."[2] Madeleine Dittmer, giving the EP four stars from The Christian Beat, writes, "The six songs on this EP are a great beginning to her career."[4] Reviewing the EP for Soul-Audio, Andrew Greenhalgh says, "If the face of the future of CCM looks anything like Hollyn, we’re in very good hands."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Track list
No.TitleLength
1."Alone" (featuring Tru)3:46
2."All I Need Is You"3:12
3."Hey Mama"2:46
4."Nothin' on You"3:34
5."Steady Me" (featuring Aaron Cole)3:09
6."Mine"4:02
Total length:20:29

On the physical release, tracks 3 and 5 are switched.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[7] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greenhalgh, Andrew (October 20, 2015). "Review: Hollyn – Hollyn". Soul-Audio. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (October 17, 2015). "Hollyn - Hollyn". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Sparkman, Kevin (November 30, 2015). "Hollyn - 'Hollyn'". CCM Magazine. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Dittmer, Madeleine (October 22, 2015). "Hollyn Sure To Draw New Listeners In With Debut EP". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Archived from the original on November 18, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Munachen, Lucas (November 18, 2015). "Hollyn, "Hollyn EP" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Fine, Sarah (October 27, 2015). "A New Talent". New Release Today. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Hollyn Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Christian Albums. Retrieved October 28, 2015.