In this smart, lyrically driven album, Alma combined elements of pop, soul, jazz, and spoken word. While her demo release, Pass It On, hinted at the themes of human nature, Tactics is a more calculated attempt to provoke thought about the human condition. It is a confessional of Alma's own nature, touching on topics such as jealousy, addiction, and doubt in God. Vents Magazine describes Alma's vocals on the album as "smooth, soulful and precise, layered with tight background vocal arrangements." Tactics is a must-hear for fans of Emily King, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Melody Gardot.