10 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The bubbly dance-pop sound of 1 Girl Nation delivers upbeat Christian testimony along with gang vocals and sleek, body-grabbing beats. Members Lindsey, Kayli, Lauryn, Carmen, and Kelsey dive into these tracks with a collective enthusiasm backed by a serious, Spirit-filled purpose. Tunes like “While We’re Young,” “Vertical," “Live for You,” and the title track are rallying cries for young believers built around positive lyrical content and relentless grooves. Sparkling synths and a rousing rap segment make “Count Your Rainbows” an especially catchy number. Collaborations with the pop/R&B unit Royal Tailor (“Love Like Crazy”) and the electronica duo Capital Kings (“Invade”) pump up the album’s energy quotient further. Songs addressing self-worth (“In the Eyes”) and personal redemption (“Turn Around”) reveal lyrical depth that transcends typical tween pop. Lindsey Ciresi’s heartfelt solo vocals on the acoustic-centered “Daddy’s Girl”—an ode to fathers everywhere—are a special highlight. Fans of Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace, and similar artists will find much to like here.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The bubbly dance-pop sound of 1 Girl Nation delivers upbeat Christian testimony along with gang vocals and sleek, body-grabbing beats. Members Lindsey, Kayli, Lauryn, Carmen, and Kelsey dive into these tracks with a collective enthusiasm backed by a serious, Spirit-filled purpose. Tunes like “While We’re Young,” “Vertical," “Live for You,” and the title track are rallying cries for young believers built around positive lyrical content and relentless grooves. Sparkling synths and a rousing rap segment make “Count Your Rainbows” an especially catchy number. Collaborations with the pop/R&B unit Royal Tailor (“Love Like Crazy”) and the electronica duo Capital Kings (“Invade”) pump up the album’s energy quotient further. Songs addressing self-worth (“In the Eyes”) and personal redemption (“Turn Around”) reveal lyrical depth that transcends typical tween pop. Lindsey Ciresi’s heartfelt solo vocals on the acoustic-centered “Daddy’s Girl”—an ode to fathers everywhere—are a special highlight. Fans of Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace, and similar artists will find much to like here.

TITLE TIME
3:19
3:35
3:07
3:38
3:14
3:32
3:39
3:17
3:30
3:03

About 1 Girl Nation

Offering up a faith-based take on teen power pop titans like Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Katy Perry, Nashville's 1GN infuse the contemporary pop gusto of One Direction with the message of tobyMac. Formed in 2012 (as 1 Girl Nation) around the talents of Lauryn Taylor Bach, Lindsey Ciresi, Carmen Justice, Kayli Robinson, and Kelsey Sowards -- all of whom had experienced varying levels of success on their own before coming together under the 1 Girl Nation moniker -- the quintet inked a deal with the Provident imprint Reunion Records the following year and released their eponymous debut album that August. In May 2014, Sowards left the group before they released A Merry 1 Girl Nation Christmas -- featuring a cover of "Let It Go" -- months later. By the end of the year, Ciresi had also parted ways with 1 Girl Nation. The new trio returned in 2016 as 1GN, debuting a new beat-heavy sound on "Get Hype," which was more Ke$ha and Iggy Azalea than Taylor Swift. Their sophomore album Unite was set for release in April. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Nashville, TN

Songs

Albums

Videos

Listeners Also Played