New York Daily News
She has a talent for (co-)writing melodies that recall a light and lost period in pop.
Even more so than the songs on “Coco,” those on “Breakthrough” beam with a sheen that brings to mind California pop of the ’70s. At the high end, that means Fleetwood Mac. On the low, Firefall.
The former has real resonance for Caillat (pronounced kal-LAY). Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Mac classics like “Rumours” and “Tusk,” and also put in key dial-turning work on his kid’s disk.
Small wonder sunlight seems to dance off these tunes, much as it did in the most sheer work of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie.
In “Fallin’ for You” the miniaturized guitar hook that caps the chorus might have slinked right off any song on “Rumours.” In “Begin Again,” the acoustic guitars dance gaily around the tune, while the piano tinkles.