Elise Davis

We called it during an August profile of the prolific local songbird and it still stands true: “Trouble,” the highlight of Elise Davis’ new album, “The Same Vein,” is our favorite song to come out of Little Rock all year. Brisk, melodic and driving, it’s a pop earwig of the highest degree, deceptively catchy, supernaturally listenable and miles better than anything any of her major-label counterparts have released in years.