Today’s Song: KTJ & CARLY Tackle Entitlement in Empowering Anthem “Daddy’s Little Lawyer”

Daddy's Little Lawyer - KTJ & CARLY © 2022
Daddy's Little Lawyer - KTJ & CARLY © 2022
Impassioned and emotionally charged, KTJ & CARLY’s dynamic new single “Daddy’s Little Lawyer” is a roaring anthem of empowerment and dismissal – of moving on and moving forward from the entitled, immature people in our lives.
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‘Daddy’s Little Lawyer’ is the anthem for people who have friends, loved ones, family, etc… who just never understood what it meant to work for something.

Few things are as unnerving as experiencing blatant entitlement and flat-out immaturity: Of being in the presence of someone who hasn’t earned their keep or who doesn’t deserve what they have, and yet nonetheless flaunts it in everyone’s faces. The distance between the haves and the have-nots is growing dramatically; for someone to luck into a job or wealth and then show it off or parade it around is more than insensitive or ignorant: It’s outright gross, and it deserves to be called out and shut down. Impassioned and emotionally charged, KTJ & CARLY’s dynamic new single “Daddy’s Little Lawyer” is a roaring anthem of empowerment and dismissal: Of moving on and moving forward away from those people who act like thorns in your life. They’re not worth wasting your energy on, and they never were.

Daddy's Little Lawyer - KTJ & CARLY
Daddy’s Little Lawyer – KTJ & CARLY
I left my ego at your house
In the summer of ‘18
Comatosing on your coach
so I wouldn’t feel a thing
but I’m indifferent now
Cause you don’t know what you got until it’s gone
I’m better off
I don’t wanna wait
I cannot stay for ya
I’ll never change
Just cause you want me to
Don’t flatter yourself
I don’t miss the taste of you
And after everything
I still don’t hate you

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Daddy’s Little Lawyer,” KTJ & CARLY’s first single of 2022 (independently out today). The Los Angeles-based writer, producer, and musician duo of sisters Katie and Carly Haynes, KTJ & CARLY have spent the past three years lighting up the airwaves with soaring, cinematic electro-pop music with an alternative twist. Following 2020’s acclaimed debut EP Identity, the duo spent the past year releasing a series of singles rife with unapologetic raw energy; in featuring the track “Hidden,” Atwood Magazine‘s Chloe Robinson praised the band for “constructing catchy creations that truly glisten,” going on to praise the song for its “hypnotic harmonies gliding atop bold, moody synths.”

Daddy's Little Lawyer - KTJ & CARLY © 2022
Daddy’s Little Lawyer – KTJ & CARLY © 2022



“Daddy’s Little Lawyer” is a decidedly fresh take for KTJ & CARLY, with a pop-punk attitude and sound accompanying the duo’s incensed emotions. Searing and heated, the new track channels hearty, overdriven electric guitars to accompany the Haynes sisters’ uncompromising vocals. They sing in an irresistibly catchy chorus:

I don’t care no more, I was always faking
Laughing at your jokes
That I really hated
Go be Daddy’s Little Lawyer
I’ll pave my own way
While you can go buy yours
(You can you buy)

“‘Daddy’s Little Lawyer’ is the culmination of being with someone who is entitled and immature,” KTJ & CARLY tell Atwood Magazine. “This song is the breakthrough, realizing the difference between gratitude and entitlement, and moving forward from it. In the song, there is a line that says, ‘You want to have your white picket fence, but I want every color.’ This exemplifies how broadening your perspective and showing gratitude can fulfill much more than a simple yet entitled life can. ‘Daddy’s Little Lawyer’ is the anthem for people who have friends, loved ones, family, etc… who just never understood what it meant to work for something.”

Daddy's Little Lawyer - KTJ & CARLY © 2022
Daddy’s Little Lawyer – KTJ & CARLY © 2022



Never worked a day in your life
Yeah, your daddy pays it all
You wanna have your white picket fence
But I want every color
It felt like 20,000 hours trying to figure you out
Just to find out that you’re
Definitely not cute enough to be this boring
I don’t care no more, I was always faking
Laughing at your jokes
That I really hated
Go be Daddy’s Little Lawyer
I’ll pave my own way
While you can go buy yours

As feverish as this song feels, “Daddy’s Little Lawyer” isn’t a f***-you song; it’s not a “middle finger in the air like you just don’t care” outpouring of ire. “Don’t flatter yourself, I don’t miss the taste of you,” the band sing in the first pre-chorus. “And after everything, I still don’t hate you.” In point of fact, this song is strikingly mature; an impressive display of the high road at work. Yes, they’re metaphorically wiping their hands clean of this toxic person, but once it’s over, it’s over: There’s no more enmity – just moving on with your life and getting your own sh** together.

Needless to say, this is an exciting new start for KTJ & CARLY. Between their invigorating, larger-than-life vocals, their energetic, tasteful alt-rock guitar playing, and their churning drums, “Daddy’s Little Lawyer” hits all the right spots with poise, passion, and verve. Stream the new single on Atwood Magazine, or wherever you get your music.

I hope you’re okay
Cause I know it’s hard sometimes
But did you just expect
That you could go
In and out of my life
I don’t care no more, I was always faking
Laughing at your jokes (At your jokes)
That I really hated
Go be Daddy’s Little Lawyer
I’ll pave my own way
While you can go buy yours

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