After years of preparation and recasting, the girl band G.R.L. finally releases their debut single, “Ugly Heart.” They were brought together by choreographer Robin Antin to be the new lineup of The Pussycat Dolls, who dismembered in 2009. But instead of reforming The Pussycat Dolls, Antin decided to introduce the girls as a brand new group with a different name, thus forming G.R.L.
In the development stages, G.R.L. consisted of members ranging from a Laker Girl, a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, and two former members of the girl group Girlicious. Although, none of those girls exist in the group today, the current lineup includes five girls with superior talent. Two original members include Lauren Bennett, from the group Paradiso Girls, and Paula van Oppen, from the television show So You Think You Can Dance. The remaining three members include Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada, and Simone Battle. Tragically, this month, Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, leaving the new group as a quartet.
Already a hit in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, “Ugly Heart” is just now getting some airplay in the States. Official remixes of the new single have also been provided by Dave Aude and Wideboys.
Listen to the new single, and watch the official music video below.