Nothing feels better like coming-out. That feeling of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders suddenly dissipates, and the feeling of self worth, freedom and identity finally sets in. There is no right way to do it. Some chose it to be private matter between friends and family and others go about it much more publicly. In the case of pop artist, Beatrice Eli she chose the most valiant and frankest way she knows best —by song.
In “Girls” a slow burning, electro-charged pop-thumper, the Swedish pop singer poignantly confesses her love and attraction for well…as the title implies, girls. In a world where Katy Perry’s “I kissed A Girl” is played at Bar Mitzvahs and where Miley Cyrus swings nakedly on a wrecking ball a song like “Girls” shouldn’t be a shock to anyone but… it is this bold, sexually charged confessional that makes this glorious pop song standout greatly among your typical (or rather, basic) pop starlets. “Thinking of my teacher, yeah, my sixth grade teacher, with that long dark hair it always works getting me aroused” Eli candidly sings before confessing “I got the girls on my mind, all the time, all the time” during the songs thriving chorus.
In the stylish video for the single, which resembles Kylie Minogue’s “Slow,” Eli lies on the floor as the camera pans out revealing a group of rad-looking girls writhing around her in a choreographed dance to the beat of the song’s starkly and harmonious drum kicks. “Girls” is the first single unveiled since Eli’s 2012 acclaimed debut EP, “It’s Over” which we highly recommended back in 2012 here.
Hats off to you Beatrice, “Girls” is simply cool, daring and courageously incredible.