'[Michelle Hotaling's] long awaited follow-up [to 2006's 'Chained By Dreams'] is the Sweet Clarity EP. Produced by Scott Slater, the five track collection demonstrates a significant stylistic shift in Michelle's material from rock to singer songwriter. Arrangements are gentler, lightly orchestral and more acoustic yet the material is clearly stamped with the trademark of Michelle's crystalline voice both in lead and backing vocal parts.... Michelle Hotaling's five track Sweet Clarity EP is a great demonstration of the artist's progress since her stunning debut album Chained By Dreams. Delicately produced and featuring Michelle's sweet vocal work and wonderful arrangements, the EP delivers a taste of what to expect on her next full length album.' -- musicaldiscoveries.com.