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One Stop Country Single Review - "I Won't Ask"
May 10, 2014
Nashville, Texas, Bakersfield; all hot spots that come to mind when you think about country music, but Lisa Matassa is doing her part to put Long Island on the radar. With her single “Somebody’s Baby” she made a huge impact when the song’s accompanying music video was added to rotation with CMT and it also earned over 4-million youtube views. Riding on that success she has released her follow-up single “I Won’t Ask.” The mid-tempo song, which she co-wrote with her guitarist Colin Smith and producer Tony Bruno, gives Matassa the opportunity to showcase her strong women side as she sings of her disappointment in how she is being treated by her man. Though this type of focus has been made with a lyric plenty of times, it is the cleverness of the delivery that makes this song stand out a bit more. Not since a song like Jo Dee Messina’s “Lesson In Leavin’” has the bittersweet good-bye type of lyric been delivered in a hopeful, I’ll get over this breakup type of way rather than spiteful and revenge filled. It is because of this aspect that there is something refreshing to “I Won’t Ask.” As for Matassa, her vocals are top-notch and powerful as she delivers the song with just enough country edge to her voice to make her undeniable pop inspired vocal work with this song and style. Country music’s mainstream is absolutely lacking female artists right now, which helps to open the doors for a newcomer to find their way in and when you wrap your shot around solid vocals, a well-crafted tune, and something that is a bit familiar while being a whole lot different at the same time then you elevate your opportunity that much more.