"She delivers a uniquely sweet braid of guitar and vocal melodies, supported by a voice direct from the heart that brings cutting immediacy to lyrics poignant and powerful all by themselves."
- WPAA-TV Channel 18 Wallingford, CT
“Day is an expressive singer, imbuing this litany of emptiness with an ashen bitterness, and yet the listener is drawn to the sultriness of her vocals, the way heat curls around each syllable. The emotional landscape she’s describing might be fallow, but the persona herself still has a spark, one that flares during the chorus: ‘Didn’t turn out right, did I?’ sings Day, ‘I collect hearts up my sleeve/the doctor says I’m fine/with a little therapy/another 100 milligrams/it’s not the cure, but I don’t give a damn.’”
Victor Infante, The Worcester Telegram
“I Don’t Want Whiskey,” a slight warble to Gracie’s voice and prominent slide guitar give off a good ol’ Opry-ready vibe. Through a full-band production with a rich, radio-friendly sound, the instrumentation is relatively sparse, focusing listeners more specifically on Gracie’s voice. Drums and strings drive a mid-to-late-song bridge that serves as a bit of a musical crescendo, but overall the voice-focused recording brings out the emotion of every voice-crack and lilt in Gracie’s voice. With “I Don’t Want Whiskey” serving as an advance introduction to Gracie’s forthcoming EP, it will be interesting to hear what else she has in store for us.
"Day has garnered a great deal of attention in a short amount of time, including a nomination for a Boston Music Award for best country artist, and this is the sort of song that illustrates what makes her such a charismatic performer. The song allows listeners to navigate the persona’s rage in such a way that they can empathize with the more aggressive expressions of anger."
- Victor Infante, The Worcester Telegram
"Imagine if you had x-ray vision and were able to see what goes on inside of the cocoon, before The Butterfly emerges. Imagine. Because that's the listening to Gracie Day experience."
- LaMott, iCRV Radio