I’d like to introduce you to a 5 girl singing group – 1 Girl Nation. I have sons that love music. We are not blessed to have any Christian Radio in town, so they hear a lot more main stream pop music than I ever had growing up. They like a lively beat, a bit of rap, music to dance to. However, the lyrics get the song in trouble, and it gets banned from our car. I am always on the lookout for music that they will enjoy.
We were at my lady’s bible study and a mom shared her heart felt prayer for her daughter. She is in a dance club and the music that they listen to is also not always encouraging music. She prayed for a new artist that her girls would like that they could listen to and dance with.
That same week, I received 1 Girl Nation (1GN) in the mail. I had popped it in the CD player in the car then proceeded to our normal activity of running around town picking up the boys’ friends. A couple of them asked if it was a new Taylor Swift song, they thought it was the radio. A couple mentioned that they liked a song here and there when they discovered it was a CD. It was the 3rd song before they really dug into the words and realized it was ‘my’ CD. These are middle and high school boys.
I was happy to listen to the music for a week or two, and then gift the CD to my friend at my prayer group. I shared the YouTube video on Facebook and received quite a bit of postive response. Here’s a sample of one of my favorite songs:
After listening to the music for a couple of weeks, and really digging into the words, I can say that this is going to be the most encouraging to preteen and teen girls. It’s not really a boy directed CD. My boys, after the 3rd time through, finally changed the CD out. They like the general upbeat sound of the songs though. If you have a
taxi family car that has a mixture of boys and girls, then this is a great medium road CD that will make both genders happy. I like soft hearted hip hop dance music, and I liked these songs.
As for ministry – it is focused on younger girls. As a mom, it wouldn’t be what I’d use for my exercise playlist to get me pumped up with words, but it would work for the tempo.
This is a great CD that will be perfect for winter birthdays, stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts.
About 1 Girl Nation:
Landing in the space where One Direction meets TobyMac, 1 Girl Nation is an exciting blend of upbeat pop music, with lyrics that are totally focused on living life for God, even while you’re young. 1GN, as they’ve already been dubbed, stars Carmen, Kayli, Kelsey, Lauryn Taylor and Lindsey, five girls with a passion for telling their fans about Christ through their music. Their first single, “While We’re Young,” can be heard on radio stations across the country and their self-titled debut album is available now!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this CD in exchange for an honest review.
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