Misty Dawn Calls Out Unwanted Advances With ‘Bartender’ (Review)
“Mister, please get your hands off the small of my back,” sings Misty Dawn. Unafraid to speak her mind, or hold her ground, the singer-songwriter wards off unwanted advances and those ogling looks she’s endured on the bar scene in Forth Worth. Featuring a two-steppin’ gallop, the dusty little tune celebrates self-reliance in the face of it all. And Dawn certainly doesn’t hold back.
“Just cause I’m sitting here don’t mean I need you to buy me a beer,” she sings. “And yes, I know my lips are red, don’t let that make you lose your head / I’m doing fine…” Her lyrics are pure fire, burning just like a shot of whiskey. “Next time, think twice / Cause I didn’t ask for it!” she howls in the final line. She then turns to Johnny, the bartender, for an old-fashioned. If it wasn’t clear: she can buy her own drinks.
“Bartender,” produced by Jason Threm, is “the renegade rebellion for any lady who’s had to put her boot down and say, ‘no thanks!’,” Dawn teased on Instagram. “Bartender” follows “Cactus Motel” and “Why Put a Man,” released earlier this year. All three tracks sample a new record, slated for release this September.
Listen to “Bartender” below.
Hailing from Fort Worth, Dawn began performing in theatre and TV productions when she was a precocious six-year-old. She went on to earn a theater degree and perform in several off-Broadway shows, earning her credibility as a downright talented vocalist. She brings that sense of theatricality to her work, “Show Country,” as she calls it. So far, she’s more than lived up to that moniker – and no one is gonna stop her.