Wallice’s “Wisdom Tooth” Is A Dental Metaphor For Adulting Milestone

Letting go and growing up

Photo: Jerry Maestas

LA-based artist Wallice had her wisdom tooth removed and wrote a song about it. Produced by her close friend and collaborator marinelli, “Wisdom Tooth” is a dental symbol for reaching a milestone in your adult life when you need to let go of something despite how painful, shocking, and often abrupt it may feel. At that time it may feel like the most nerve-torturing experience but you settle down to your new life without it.

“I wrote this song in a session with my long-time collaborator and best friend marinelli the day before I got my wisdom teeth out. The doctor had just called to say that I’d also need a bone graft to fill in the space in my jaw where the tooth used to be. It really shook me up and there was no way we could write a different song after that. Getting your wisdom teeth out is an event that many people have to go through, it’s a physical sign of growing up. In the song ‘Wisdom Tooth’, I conflate this experience to getting rid of a person in your life as a milestone of growing up too. It shows that sometimes people can grow apart and though it can be hard, it might be better to leave a relationship or friendship rather than keep on trying to make it work. It also talks about how there are little reminders in your life that can bring you back to that person mentally, even though you have moved on.”

Wallice will play her first headline shows in LA and NY before kicking off her North American tour with Still Woozy.

Headline Tour Dates

12/7/2021 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan

12/14 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right 

Supporting Still Woozy

1/12/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield  

1/13/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

1/14/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield                      

1/16/22 – Pomona, CA @ Fox

1/17/22 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory

1/20/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger               

1/21/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

1/22/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak

1/23/22 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

1/25/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater

1/26/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

1/28/22 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel               

1/29/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon

1/31/22 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club                      

2/1/22 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

2/2/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

2/4/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

2/5/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

2/6/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

2/8/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale                          

2/9/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale                          

2/11/22 – Montréal, QC @ Olympia

2/12/22 – Toronto, ON @ QET                          

2/13/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

2/15/22 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

2/16/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

2/18/22 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall    

2/19/22 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera  

2/20/22 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvie                                  

2/22/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

2/24/22 – Denver, CO @ Mission

2/25/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex

2/26/22 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory                   

3/3/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

3/4/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

3/5/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue