Just like their last song, "Shotgun Girl" is energetic and slick. Also like "Wildflower", it plays up the duo's strengths: sassy but not strident voices, solid harmonies, catchy melodies and rock-leaning production. When I heard the title, I was thinking literally some kind of gun would be involved, but instead, the hook refers to calling "shotgun"; i.e., the front seat of her lover's pickup. That's a kind of phrasing that isn't used very often in songs (even SHeDAISY just called it "Passenger Seat"), so it gives the song just a little bit more than your average young-adult ode to loving a bad boy.
"Shotgun Girl" is the second fine single release from a fresh, talented new duo. It's not a vast departure from "Wildflower", but it's different enough to prove that the JaneDear girls aren't a one-trick pony. (Insert Heidi Newfield reference here.) Reprise hasn't yet had much luck in getting a second hit out of… well, anyone, but I think that the JaneDear girls might have what it takes to prove that there's room for more than one hitmaking duo in this town.