Ashley Monroe, "Hands on You"
"I wish I woulda laid my hands on you," Ashley Monroe coos time and again on "Hands on You," the first song to be premiered from her upcoming third, Dave Cobb-produced LP, Sparrow. She speeds those words up, slows them down, and draws them out, finding all the different ways she can to express her regret over a missed romantic opportunity. Which is fitting, because there isn't anything else Monroe needs to say in this smolderingly soulful track that delivers its sex appeal not in what gets said, but in how she says it. J.G.