HelloBeautiful.com’s “Base Level” column features the hottest new artists we’re buzzing about. Before they make it to the summit of superstardom, we spot them at base level–the beginning of their hopeful journey to the top.
With musical influences from Xscape and SWV, Good Girl is composed of four young ladies from different parts of the East Coast. Their singing style is described as soul with a hip-hop edge. While the girls are just getting their feet wet in the music industry, they’ve already hit the stage at SOB’s for BET’s Music Matters and hosting a Luke James’ concert. That’s a pretty impressive resume so far for the talented newcomers!
Get the scoop on Good Girl below:
Names: Megan, Arielle, Bobbie, JL
Age: Between the ages of 21-23
Megan “the edgy one” originally from Philly
Arielle “the chill one” originally from Philly
Bobbie “the sassy one” originally from MD
JL “the sporty one” originally from Jersey
Musical Influences: Xscape and SWV because they were female singing groups with real singers who were relatable and came with a hip hop edge. We are also inspired by Brandy, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Anita Baker because they all laid the blueprint. They’ve all made history and so will we.
How Do You All Describe Your Sound? We have had the privilege of working with a production company called WALK THE SKY which is composed of Matrax productions, Phatboiz, and Dyshon Penn who all collectively understand who Good Girl is and how that essence can be expressed through our music. We are an R&B group inspired by the 90’s music period where the songs were powerful and made you feel something. They were about love, passion and heartbreak and everything that we as human beings go through. The music was real, relatable, and had a groove that will continue to make its mark on music as time moves on because it was that influential. We include that aspect as well as the urban, fun, cool, hip-hop swag that today’s R&B has and there you have our style. We’re bringing real music back. It’s sexy, it’s empowering, it’s classy, and it’s refreshing. We want to make music that everyone can relate to, especially our strong young women who are in this stage of rising above adolescence and entering womanhood. We embrace sexuality but never want to be overly sexual. We are four young black women who have a lot to say and our music and performances express that in more ways than one.
Biggest Break Thus Far? There have been so many great moments so far: from performing at SOB’s in NYC for BET’s Music Matters and Sol Village, putting out our EP 90’s KINDA LOVE, hosting for Luke James’ concert, to meeting Patti Labelle. It’s been amazing to witness the continued growth and closeness that we have attained as sisters and to hear the great feedback that we’ve received from even greater people, which is fueling us to go harder.
If You Were The Love Child Of Any Artist, Dead Or Alive, Who Would They Be? The quadruplets of Boyz 2 men and Destiny’s Child.
Dream collaborations? Michael Jackson! He is the king of everything forever. There is a reason they call him the greatest, and to be able to just learn from him would have been a blessing beyond words. If we could choose artists from today to collaborate with we would choose Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Pharrell, and Chris Brown.
Listen to their latest single “Need It.”