Written by ∆³
We’ve all danced life’s double standard, double step in one way or another. Of course, I’m not being literal like an actual maneuvered dance move, but this is more like one of those analogous angles. You know, the ones that decorate life’s details in a manner that correlates a point worth being observed. In this case, it’s our use (or perhaps being), of the infamous, ‘f-boy’. What would happen though, if the f-boy is actually a “f-girl?” Those sentiments, along with a stark sonic cocktail of Ariana Grande and Charlotte Day Wilson, carafe the first listen stylings behind BELLA’s debut Pop/R&B Single Release, “FGIRL.”
BELLA is the daughter of one of the most celebrated Spanish guitarists, Sir Angel Romero. Carrying the DNA of the conductor of the quartet Los Romeros, who also started performing at around age six, has gotta somehow induce BELLA to conjointly embrace her own musical performing genes at a young age. Well, that’s exactly what happened. At a young age, BELLA started singing. She was a youthful fire behind the mic, meshed with an old-soul. As a teen, BELLA moved from San Diego to Los Angeles to further find her bearings as a singer. She’s remained devoutly persistent, building a solid category of fierce and quality song artistry. Her debut single, “FGIRL” can be streamed on both Apple Music and Spotify.
“My friend and co-writer Sophia Romano and I came up with this concept for the song because we were tired of seeing all these Fuckboys being looked at as normal and living as if it’s a total lifestyle. It’s never seen from a female perspective in society, although women also can be Fuckgirls, and that’s ok too. A Fuckgirl is looked upon as a slut or a whore or whatever you want to call it, but for men, it’s known as the norm, I mean EVERYBODY knows the term Fuckboy. We wanted to show through the song that girls can also not catch feelings or get attached, it’s a two way street.”– BELLA
As I could’ve guessed it, BELLA’s “FGIRL” bellows in, melodically marinated in Spanish guitar chords and conga drums progression, conjoining her strength as a songstress. The song has some finely lit production, as well as lyrical finesse, that’ll without a doubt fixate first time listeners in fascinating fashion. You’ll irresistibly move your body to what is probably my most memorable portion of the song, when she belts out, “I wanted you back in my bed, / but you cannot live in my head…/ I f*** it whenever I want it, / You’re coming whenever I’m calling…”. Such reprises some melodic magic throughout the track, and it’s one those aural intangibles that keeps a song memorably situated in your thoughts as long as the summer memories will allow.
“The production process started off with raw guitar when we initially wrote the song. When we sat down to create the track we replaced the guitar with a synth. The track has a lot of influences from different genres, it’s definitely a fusion of pop, reggaeton, trap, and urban genres. We really wanted to feel a tropical vibe with the track while still retaining my pop urban sound. The production of the song has a latin vibe for sure and that was really our goal. We wanted to showcase a bit of my Spanish heritage through the production even though the song wasn’t written with Spanish lyrics. To contrast the lyrics, we wanted the song to feel fun while still being empowering not like the average sad female empowerment song.”– BELLA
BELLA’s “FGIRL” is unadulterated aural fire. It’s always cool to me when Pop/R&B artists creatively cue in their cultural awareness via their sound constructions. My guess and sincere hope by way of “FGIRL” is that we’re getting a tiny taste of what BELLA intends on issuing to her fans. We haven’t quite had a JoJo in a while; she was one of those artists who singingly took on the fusion of Pop & R&B with chart charm.
“I want my fans to feel like they’re free to do whatever they feel and not feel judged for it. Be with whoever they want and not feel like they have to be attached if they don’t want to be. I really want to make it known through the song that there are two sides to this, it’s not just women getting attached and guys breaking hearts out here.”– BELLA
The closest we’ve had since her is the very well known Ariana Grande, and BELLA sounds surely like her at times. We’ll likely just have to see what happens. It’s definitely not fair to placate BELLA versus the accolades and accommodations that accompany a recording artist with the numbers of a Grande. Still, let’s not shy away from what may really sky-rocket her career; she’s bold, fierce, and fiery with the intent to seduce by way of the sensuals of sound. She without a doubt flipped the stigma that women can’t symbiotically embrace their freedom sensually, and she somehow did it right in time for summer. 😉