Peter Wise first hooked our attention with last year’s “Fruits.” With a reedy, almost of-the-earth, kind of vocal tone, he sculpts melodies that stick like darts into corkboard. Now, with “Window Dressing,” a funky, finger-picked mid-tempo, Wise continues to deliver and navigate some of the most striking pop music of 2021.
“If you’re gonna read my sentence / Make sure you read every line,” he snaps. “You booked me on breaking and entering / Had no place up in here tonight.” But don’t get too comfortable; by the end, he seems to heave a farewell sigh right into the stars.
Listen to “Window Dressing” below.