Remember how Robin Antin was planning to reform The Pussycat Dolls with a bunch of new girls? No? Well, she was, but for some reason it didn’t end up happening. It’s okay though, because the would-be Dolls have now been put into a new girl group called G.R.L. You might recognize a few of the members, like X Factor reject, Simone Battle, and Lauren Bennett of “Party Rock Anthem” fame (and former member of Robin Antin’s last failed girl group, the Paradiso Girls).
G.R.L.’s first single is a radio-friendly pop confection from The Smurfs 2 soundtrack titled “Vacation.” It was crafted by the top forty dream team of Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Cirkut, and Bonnie McKee, so technically it should be a total knockout, but it’s not. While Bonnie and Luke gifted Britney with the delightfully addictive “Ooh La La,” G.R.L.’s “Vacation” is insipid and forgettable — much like a bad Saturdays single.
However, if you only judge “Vacation” as simple soundtrack filler and not the lead single of a girl group that’s following in the footsteps of the almighty Pussycat Dolls and the underrated Paradiso Girls, then it’s really not so bad.
“Vacation” is currently available as a bonus track when you buy Britney’s “Ooh La La” on iTunes. If you’re wondering why the pop legend’s doing a “buy one get one free” deal, it’s because G.R.L.’s managed by her puppet master, Larry Rudolph, who has already forced her into plugging the girl group on Youtube and Twitter.
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