I was driving home from school today and I was flipping through the radio channels, and “Girl in a Country Song” by Maddie & Tae came on. I had heard about the of the duo and their debut single earlier in the year, but this was the real first time I heard the whole song, and it has been stuck in my head and I have it on repeat (#PhillipsSongOfTheDay).
I rather enjoy the sass in the song; I find it empowering. For the most part, they address the way women are rather negatively portrayed in music and how they will not be that. For example, they sing “And it’s gettin’ kinda cold in these painted on cut off jeans/ I hate the way this bikini top chafes/Do I really have to wear it all day?” I find this to be a rather clever way of them telling the world that they are not going to be sexualized and they are not going to sell their bodies.
They sing in the bridge that they “ain’t a cliche,” and they really aren’t. They aren’t singing about standing by their man; they are independent, strong women, and I think that’s fantastic.
Maddie & Tae’s debut EP is due out November 4th, so keep your ears peeled; I think we can expect some great things from these ladies.