Danielle Peck

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Listen to the way North Carolina native Danielle’s bluesy voice negotiates the corners of her thumping debut hit, “Findin’ a Good Man”—like the way the phrase Here’s to the superficial players/The “I-love-you”-too-soon-sayers rolls off her tongue. The charms of that tune—Danielle’s dexterous delivery, an unexpected verbal wit and aggressively bracing music—are found all over one of the year’s most promising debuts. There’s more to discover, as well, like the bursting melodicism of “Isn’t That Everything” and the smoldering sexiness of “Kiss You on the Mouth,” both co-written by Danielle herself.