Gurl is an R&B alternative artist that has a global mind and is based in Baltimore. As an
artist, her goal is to bring light to touchy subjects that will hopefully get her listeners listening and
open up their perspectives. So far, GURL has released five singles and is currently working on a
valuable musical project which is waiting to be announced (stay tuned and click on the links
below). The upcoming project, is what GURL believes will capture her most vulnerable
emotions of Romantic love. In the long run, GURL is determined to create music like a “chicken
soup for the soul” for all people with a sense of motivation for mankind to change.
The listener is met with GURL's sweet vocals taking on a classic R&B sound. However,
this classic sound is also met with her alternative influence. The production of the song is
eclectic with its cool sounds which is mix of a cool almost lo-fi beat blending in with an electronic
piano playing chords. GURL knows how to execute her message into song and it makes it a
very pleasant and relaxing experience for the listener. GURL is a stand out artist because she is
blunt but not in an obnoxious way but in a way that captures your attention and makes you think
about her words and lyrics.
We had the chance to talk to GURL. Check out the exclusive interview below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
I’m Gurl, an artist with a global mind. I’ve always loved music ever since I was encouraged to sing religious music called “Kirtan” accompanied by a vaaja (harmonium). However, it was when I was in the fourth grade when my friend and I discovered our voices. I composed & wrote the music, while my friend encouraged me to be confident in my work as she was. I wrote (and still write) in this weird green furry journal from 5 below. As time progressed, my friend and I went down different paths, but music stayed by me through it all.
How did you come up with your name?
My birth name is “Gurleen” but people call me gurl as in “gurrrl.” lmao
It really works, I’m lucky.
Do you write your own music?
Yep & I always will. If I’m gonna release musical poetry, I want to voice my own opinions, you know?
Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
I write about personal situations in my life, but I also love writing about other people’s perspectives and the world at large. For example, my song “sell-out” details the vulnerability of writing music and releasing my secrets to mass populations. “My Body” however is about the elimination of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking-- so I like to keep people (and myself) guessing.
We’re really into your new song! Can you tell us a bit about it? Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
First of all THANK YOU (it’s my fave too)! It was produced and engineered by my good friends @nod_eezy and @yungeddiepriest.
“Wired” is about addiction. Some interpret it as someone helping another out of a drug addiction, but I wrote the song thinking of my thirteen year old brother who is addicted to video games lol (I want to feature him in the music video).
What’s next for you?
Important news: I have an EP that I’m working on very religiously and it’s my most precious work yet. Ya’ll will learn how crazy my brain is and I’m very excited for that. I’m really being vulnerable with this EP, so I know ‘gurls’ will take a sigh of relief when I voice feelings that they might feel as well. Keep a look out on my instagram @gurlmusic, it’s where I update!