Song of the day: Wise Girl – "Set In Stone"

April 24, 2013

Today’s songs appear here courtesy of the charming and elfin* Nicole (Hi, Nicole!) from music publicity company LaFamos.

Nicole pointed me in the direction of a band called Wise Girl, and their new self-titled (or should that be elf-titled**?) three-track EP.

I listened to the EP, plus another song I found on the YouTube, and because I had trouble deciding which was my preferred track of the three no the EP, I’ll not play favourites and simply present them all to you.

Incidentally, this post could easily have been called “The Post of Association”, because three of the four songs on offer here remind me of other songs. But I won’t call it “The Post of Association”, because that’s not terribly fair on Wise Girl and their quest for individuality. (Or, putting it another way: “We wanted you to promoted our music, not all these other bands!”)

But because I heard other songs in amongst the Wise Girl ones, and because I’m a can’t help myself, I’ll sneak in the little associations after each of the Wise Girl tracks.

Wise Girl – Wise Girl (EP) (2013)

1. “Set In Stone”

This was the one track that didn’t remind me of anything else.

2. “Wishful Thinking”

Because this one is in the time signature of 6/8, it instantly reminded me of Rooney‘s “If It Were Up To Me“:

Rooney – “If It Were Up To Me (2003) (excerpt)

But pretty much any rock song played in 6/8 that was recorded in the last decade instantly reminds me of the Rooney song, so Wise Girl isn’t alone there.

3. “Roles Are Reversed”

When the drumming started in this track, I immediately thought of:

Cheap Trick – “I Want You To Want Me (live) (1978)

That’s the EP.

And if you want to see Wise Girl as well as hear them, you can do so by watching this here video:

Wise Girl – “So Broken (2012)

I’m afraid to say that a part of this song reminded of something else.

The chorus…

Wise Girl – “So Broken (2012) (excerpt)

…reminded me of…

KC & The Sunshine Band – “Give It Up” (1983) (excerpt)

[full song]

But as for Wise Girl’s EP, I thought it was not too bad.

Thanks, Nicole!

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(*Disclaimer: Nicole may not resemble an elf at all. I’ve never met Nicole in person or seen a photograph of her. We’ve only ever chatted electronically, but I imagine Nicole is a spritely*** young thing.)

(**No, it shouldn’t.)

(***Dreadful pun fully intended.)

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