XG is finally set to release its first mini album, GRL GVNG, and we couldn’t be more excited! This fierce seven-member group has made a name for itself with its hip-hop and R&B vibe, paired with its stunning visuals and impactful message. Having debuted just over a year ago, these Xtraordinary Girls have already made history! Their track ‘LEFT RIGHT’ became one of the first songs by Japanese female artists to land on the Mediabase Top 40 Airplay Chart in the US. The song dominated the charts for a whopping 13 weeks, setting a record as the longest-running track by an Asian girl group.
With the news of its latest album on the way, we know the girls will go higher and higher. Though the release date is still under wraps, at The Honey POP! we’re refreshing their socials every other hour. To celebrate the upcoming album, we’ve compiled four must-listen XG songs to get ready for GRL GVNG.
XG’s latest release serves as a sneak peek of what’s to come in their upcoming album. The track ‘GRL GVNG’ truly embodies team spirit, showcases their unwavering commitment, and empowers women all around. Officially the new female empowerment anthem, we love to see confident ladies making powerful moves. Further, the visuals themselves transport us to a futuristic, dystopian world full of bold metallic and dark hues. Also, the lyrics “there’s nothing we can’t do” tease potential diversity fans can expect in the upcoming project. XG also practices what they preach because we love the lighter opening of the song by the rappers. Despite this pre-release being just under two minutes, it’s undeniably catchy and leaves us craving more.
This upbeat song embodies the message of working hard to achieve your dreams and create a life you can be proud of. The collective power of teamwork XG always promises also shines through with the lyrics, “Makin’ big moves, yeah, we do it for our team.” ‘SHOOTING STAR‘ is a true motivator, and the visuals are a vibrant kaleidoscope of fun colors. As fans, it fills us with confidence and joy because we love to start the day singing the lyric, “I’m looking so lavish!” It’s a must-listen song to prepare for the upcoming XG GRL GVNG era.
‘LEFT RIGHT‘ is a perfect mature blend of hip-hop, pop, and R&B. Trust us, it’s incredibly catchy and will have “your body moving left right” dancing along. From Harvey’s distinctive raps to Hinata’s lighter verse, each member showcases their unique personality within this song. The switch of tone during the bridge went rightfully viral. Fans quickly took to social media, singing along in their Y2K-inspired outfits with the friendly use of the fish-eye lens to achieve a similar look to the music video. The visuals themselves give us a nostalgic throwback to the pop groups of the late 90s and early 2000s, with their matching outfits and smooth choreography. It’s an irresistible must-listen!
It’s time to turn up the volume with ‘MASCARA,’ the ultimate anthem for ladies facing relationship hardships. This song is a direct response to a breakup with lyrics like “I’ll never let another boy ruin my mascara,” which declares fun confidence. It’s all about learning from your past experiences and embracing independence as a strong woman. The message of not wasting your good energy resonates with everyone.
XG is the girl group taking the world by storm. Not only do they bring positivity, but they also emphasize female empowerment and teamwork. What XG songs do you have on repeat ready for their new GRL GVNG era? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us @thehoneypop!