Exclusive Premiere: Wise Girl Releases New Single, “Just Won’t Do”

by Amy Carlberg

“Just Won’t Do” is the softly sassy, acoustic premier track from trio Wise Girl’s newest EP, Sing Me to Sleep.

The band is fronted by Abby Weitz, whose pop vocals carry off Wise Girl’s bubblegum rock sound perfectly. She’s part Taylor Swift, part Liz Phair, and her flat-ironed hair is dyed a purply auburn. “Just Won’t Do” might sound cloyingly sweet, like many other pop tunes where a female singer pines for her lover and tries to cajole him into returning her affections, but Weitz has flipped the script. Give “Just Won’t Do” a listen here.

Instead of breathlessly wondering why her lover is never around, Weitz is accusatory: “all you ever cared for was you,” “I liked you, put you before me too.” It’s the song Marilyn Monroe would have sung if “Santa Baby” had never hurried down the chimney that fateful night. The vocals are equally saccharine and dripping with sex appeal, but Weitz has claws. Wise Girl is prime listening for a rainy spring night in with a bottle of wine and a few regrets.

You can listen to their previous album, “You’ll Just Have to Wait” on their website for free, or purchase on iTunes.

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