The anthemic new single ‘Practice Girlfriend’ by Atlanta based singer-songwriter Erin Kirby fits the definition of a perfect pop song. With buoyant melodies and an explosive chorus, this dance-inducing track shows off Kirby’s powerful and agile voice, laced with a distinctive huskiness. Her lyrics carry a resolute sense of empowerment and self-preservation, with just the right dose of sentimentality to give the release authenticity.
Speaking of her new release, Erin says: “‘Practice Girlfriend’ is an upbeat pop song that I hope makes other girls feel empowered. The lyrics tell the story of real-life dating experience of mine and stresses not settling for anyone that does not treat you how you deserve. This boy I was talking to used to tell me that it was okay that he was seeing someone else at the same time because she was just his “practice girlfriend”. I was telling Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth (who co-wrote and produced the track) about the situation, and this upbeat pop song is what naturally arose; I hope it is able to be a supportive anthem to some.”
You might recognise Erin Kirby from American Idol, or from the top three on Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey. Her vocal prowess has earned her recognition as a John Maxwell Rising Star and Jezebel Magazine’s songwriter of the year, as well as much critical acclaim and comparisons to Carrie Underwood and Jessie J. The delectable new single ‘Practice Girlfriend’ demonstrates that Kirby has all the makings of a pop prodigy, and we are already hungry for more.