When Pharrell cowrites your record, you know you’re doing something right. When Big Sean drops a verse on your record and Wyclef produces it, you’re doing things doubly right. If you’re Cris Cab — we first put him on your radar when he dropped his infectious cover of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black & Yellow” — you’re doing everything right.
Once more, for emphasis, “Good Girls (Don’t Grow On Trees)” was co-penned by Pharrell and produced by Wyclef, and the minimalist, reggae-tinged pop track’s got Wyclef stamped all over it. Lyrically, Cris uses the feel-good track — his first debut single on Mercury Records — as on ode to his one-of-a-kind woman: “Hey man, I’ve learned my lesson/Got a good girl, count your blessing/Instead of spending them up on sex/And good girls don’t grow on trees.” Daaaamn. In my experience men usually have to be over the age of 43 (minimum!) to figure that one out. And Cris is only 19. Snatch this kid up quick, ladies!
+ Listen to Cris Cab’s “Good Girls (Don’t Grow On Trees),” featuring Big Sean: