And it’s doing quite well on the iTunes pop albums chart.
“I Come in Pieces” reached number 15 on that chart shortly after it dropped. Twenty-four hours after its release, it was still at number 20. On Monday, three days after its release, it was still sitting at number 61.
That’s not bad for an independently-released EP that features just three tracks that hadn’t been previously released.
Of course, this wasn’t how it was supposed to work out. Alisan signed with Republic Records post-Voice. But earlier this year, she announced she was leaving the label for reasons of artistic integrity.
Fans were the beneficiaries. There isn’t a weak track among the five songs that make up “I Come in Pieces.”
“Change,” Alisan’s current single, remains the highlight of the EP and only grows more timely with what’s happening in the U.S.
You’ll recall that “Deep Water” was released earlier this year. My favorite among the new tracks is the autobiographical
The EP is also getting rave reviews from Alisan’s fans. A sampling of comments from her Facebook page:
Frances Kaplan: “Ali, just heard your new release. Wow! Very powerful. Congratulations!”
Glenn Sevillo: “Love every song on the EP! Will have this on repeat for a while..:)”
Björn Amérus: “The song “I Come in Pieces” is mindblowing.”
For those who don’t recall, the former child star released a pair of albums pre-Voice, a self-titled album in 2009 and “Who We Are” in 2014.