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Download or Ditch? G.R.L. ‘Ugly Heart’ – Are they the new Pussycat Dolls?


It’s the dawn of a new era for female pop groups and G.R.L. is one primed to steal the spotlight.

The American five-piece recently rose to global prominence as fierce feature creatures on Pitbull’s hit ‘Wild Wild Love‘.  The all-singing, dancing and pouting girl group was created by the same person who brought us ‘The Pussycat Dolls’, and they have been steadily growing their fan base for a few years now.

G.R.L. just dropped their new single ‘Ugly Heart’, which is produced by Dr Luke and Cirkut (who have carved monster hits for Katy Perry and Britney Spears).

The song sounds like a standard radio-ready pop single with carefree Hawaiian guitar strums. But behind the bubbly melodies lie barbed lyrics about a good looking fella with no inner beauty.

The girls sing, “Okay you’re pretty, your face is a work of art. Your smile can light up New York City after dark… but it’s such a pity you’re boy so pretty with an ugly heart!”

G.R.L. is made up of Simone Battle, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, and Paula Van Oppen. Together as a female pop group, they seem to be going in the way of Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child and Pussycat Dolls by cutting up big girl power-driven songs that are for girls by girls.

‘Ugly Heart’ – just like G.R.L.’s last single ‘Vacation‘ – definitely feels like a tune you’d pump in your car when riding with your girlfriends. What do you think? Does G.R.L. look and sound like the next big female pop group?

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