Maryjo Mattea “Candlelight and Roses”

On her new single, Maryjo Mattea employs some interesting tactics. With “oh-la-la-la” backing vocals and a 90s-pop/rock edge similar to Letters to Cleo, it is no wonder Mattea called it “an anthem for anyone who’s ever been fed up with modern courtship.” Filled with a kind of snark Daria would love, Mattea sings “The last thing the world needs is another tortured love song” and that is exactly what “Candlelight and Roses” is not. Thank goodness.