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Fun, addictive bubble-gum pop.,
This review is from: G.R.L. (Audio CD)
“G.R.L.” is the debut-EP by the American-British-Canadian girl group G.R.L., which consists of Simone Battle, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton and Paula van Oppen. The 5 tracks are best described as catchy, bright dance-pop.
This girl group first came to my attention through their ultra-fun YouTube video for “Ugly Heart,” also the first track on this mini-album. This anthemic pop track starts with a few ukulele strums, before turning into a very addictive pop-tune that’s perfect for blasting from your car-speakers during summer. All five ladies get to show off their vocal capabilities as they sing about how they took revenge on this pretty ex-boyfriend who has an ugly heart. “Show Me What You Got,” while still fun, is one of those dime-a-dozen bubble-gum pop-songs, with just a tad too much “ay-yay-yay“ in its chorus. The electro-pop of “Rewind” comes closest to PCD territory (G.R.L. are a reboot of sorts of the Pussycat Dolls, which disbanded in 2010). The girls go wild on the rock-infused dance-track “Don’t Talk About Love” with its frenzied beat, before we move on to the mini-album closer “Girls Are Always Right,” a piano-laced mid-tempo track that is somewhat reminiscent of the Spice Girls.
A welcome addition to the crowded modern girl group pop that’s infusing the airways these days. Curiously, the group didn’t include their debut single "Vacation" (which was also on the soundtrack for the animated movie “The Smurfs 2”) on this mini-album. A shame, as this is another incredible catchy song. Anyway, although it won’t break any sales-records, still a fun bubble-gum pop EP that serves as a great taster for their upcoming studio-album.