With its bewitching blend of 80s and current pop influences, The Girls by Magdalena Bay – Mica Tenenbaum (songwriting, vocals) and Matthew Lewin (songwriting, vocals, production) – is a powerful pop moment.
Tenenbaum’s vocals feel like distillation of the energy of a young Madonna and the raw power of Grimes, as she delivers a punchy message with fun and flair. It’s a feelgood anthem for worrying times, its rousing and hook-filled arrangement lifting the empowering and defiant lyrics. Righteous anger rarely sounds this good!
Mica Tenenbaum has this to say about The Girls: ‘This song is about womanhood… about the strength with which we carry ourselves in the face of all the bullshit that life throws at us. I wrote the lyrics over a year ago but they’re more relevant and meaningful to me now than ever before.’