This week, Mr. Wideworld released his new single “Wild Wild Love” on RCA Records, featuring the rising act, G.R.L..

The single itself is nothing incredible; it displays Pitbull’s usual bravado that we’re used to–although he doesn’t shout “dalé.” (At all.) But Pitbull gave his audience something more interesting than just a club hit. He gave us G.R.L..

From left to right: Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada, Lauren Bennett, Simone Battle and Paula Van Oppen make up G.R.L. Media credit to Last.fm

From left to right: Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada, Lauren Bennett, Simone Battle and Paula Van Oppen make up G.R.L. Media credit to Last.fm

The girl group immediately draws a resemblance to the Spice Girls, and  hosts a diverse range of voices, as demonstrated in their cover of Britney Spears’ Perfume.

And while the ladies’ talents were not fully displayed in “Wild Wild Love”,  it’s important to remember that this is just the beginning for them. In 2009, FloRida release Right Round with another unknown female vocalist, going by the ironic moniker of Ke$ha. She ended up winning all eight Billboard Year-End Chart Awards she was nominated for.

 

 

 

Of course, we can’t count our pop stars before they hatch, but G.R.L. does have some talent, if they can break out of the saccharine-sweet pop mold they’re currently in. Their lyrics are nothing special, but they can certainly sing and dance. They’re working on a full-length album with Dr. Luke (who also produced Ke$ha’s most recent album.)

G.R.L. bears resemblance to the Spice Girls in this shot from their Vacation music video.

G.R.L. bears resemblance to the Spice Girls in this shot from their Vacation music video.

“With this album, we hope to inspire unity, strength, independence and self-esteem in GRLs all over the world,” said Emmalyn Estrada. “Just like the saying goes, ‘There is no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ and there is no ‘I’ in GRL.’

I’ll certainly be rooting for G.R.L., if only to bring some more diversity into the pop scene.

 

 

 

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Ellie Williams is one of Blast’s Music Editors and is a journalism major at Northeastern University.

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