Hear Carly Pearce’s Fierce New Single, ‘Next Girl’

“He’ll charm your mama with that smile/ Hide the red flags for a little while…”


Lauren Jo Black

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September 3, 2020

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Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann

Carly Pearce is leaning into her love for ’90s country music in her just-released single, “Next Girl.”

Destined to take her already red-hot career to new heights, “Next Girl” channels Pearce’s love for artists such as Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire and The Chicks. Turning to some of her idols as inspiration, the songstress found the recipe for success with her new release.

Co-written by Pearce alongside Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Next Girl” serves as a warning to the “Next Girl” who ends up with a womanizing man. It’s an all too familiar storyline that many women can relate to: getting swept off your feet by someone who says and does all the right things…until he doesn’t.

“[He’ll] hide the red flags for a little while,” she warns in the first verse.

Backed by banjo and steel guitar, Pearce goes on to recall his deceptive ways.

“I bet you probably met him at a bar/ Let him walk you to your car, I bet/ He said he never falls this hard/ Yeah I remember that part/ He knows how to say all the right things/ Knows how to get you outta that dress/ Knows how to make you think you’re the best thing/ But I know what happens next, girl,” she sings on the chorus.

This is exactly the kind of song that Pearce’s fans have been begging for her to release and she more than delivered with “Next Girl.”

With its fierce storytelling, clever wordplay and modern-meets-traditional sound, “Next Girl” will undoubtedly be an instant radio hit. And quite possibly the biggest song of her career thus far. If this is any indication of what’s to come on Pearce’s next album, BRING IT ON.

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