Wallice delivers Dirty Hit debut 'Wisdom Tooth'

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One of 2021's most exciting prospects, Wallice has announced her signing with infamous indie-label Dirty Hit. The sharp-witted superstar joins label mates The 1975, Wolf Alice and Rina Sawayama in delivering alt-pop with edge and emotion in equal measure.

The news arrives alongside 'Wisdom Tooth', the first release since her acclaimed debut EP 'Off The Rails' earlier this year. It maintains Wallice's lyrical themes of coming of age, exploring the same problems all of us 20-somethings are facing with plucky, endlessly endearing charm.

I wrote this song in a session with my long-time collaborator and best friend marinelli the day before I got my wisdom teeth out." tells Wallice. "The doctor had just called to say that I’d also need a bone graft to fill in the space in my jaw where the tooth used to be. It really shook me up and there was no way we could write a different song after that. Getting your wisdom teeth out is an event that many people have to go through, it's a physical sign of growing up. In the song ‘Wisdom Tooth’, I conflate this experience to getting rid of a person in your life as a milestone of growing up too. It shows that sometimes people can grow apart and though it can be hard, it might be better to leave a relationship or friendship rather than keep on trying to make it work. It also talks about how there are little reminders in your life that can bring you back to that person mentally, even though you have moved on.”