After nearly two years, girl group G.R.L. is back.
The ladies decided to call it quits following the tragic death of band member Simone Battle in 2014. The then remaining members, made up of Paula Van Oppen, Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett and Emmalyn Estrada, tried to keep the ball rolling after they lost Battle, but announced their split after releasing a tribute single titled “Lighthouse” months later.
They’re making a comeback.
The group now features original members Lauren Bennett and Natasha Slayton and added new member Jazzy Mejia. “We are so excited to introduce our amazing fans to our newest GRL sister, Jazzy Mejia,” G.R.L. said in a statement this past summer. “We are so honored to be able to offer her this special opportunity, as she has been a devoted fan of GRL since the beginning, and now will be living out her dreams of performing on stage as a REAL GRL! Besides her raw talent, she is kind hearted and willing to put in the work necessary to make GRL greater than ever.”
They added: “We have received so much love and support already from the fans of GRL and for that we are so grateful. GRL’s journey thus far has had incredible highs and lows, we’ve definitely been through so much as a group and by no means has it been easy for us.”
The trio is setting its sights on releasing new music, beginning with the self-loving anthem “Kiss Myself.” It features pulsating ’90s-inspired production with the girls cooing over their devilish good looks.
“As I walk passed the mirror something caught my eye. Oh it could be the makeup, but I can’t deny… damn I look good,” they sing.
Listen to the masturbatory song “Kiss Myself” below:
It’s a curious time for G.R.L. to dive back into the music scene, considering the girl group competition is at an all time high. If they want to stand out from the likes of Little Mix and Fifth Harmony, they’ll have to stay creative. Sadly, the girls have a terrible experience to draw from, but it could be the missing ingredient to connect them to the masses. We’ll hold out for future works, but “Kiss Myself” is a solid start.