Release Date: August 18, 2023
- Oh Ma Ma God
- Make Me Feel
EVERGLOW is a group that has experienced a downward trajectory in the past few years. There are numerous reasons for their descent that will not be discussed here, but the result is a considerable lack of musical output since 2021.
No consistent stream of new tunes has left fans of the group with a severe case of blue balls. The only temporary relief from the suffering has been the digital singles for the R3HAB remix of Pirate and the collaboration single with The FatRat, Ghost Light, which dropped in the Spring and Winter of 2022, respectively.
Fast forward to July of this year, and EVERGLOW’s staff Twitter account released a teaser for the group’s upcoming single, ALL MY GIRLS, set for an August release.
This announcement was fantastic news for the EVERGLOW faithful, but was the single worth the wait? Let’s find out.
SLAY is the prototypical EVERGLOW song. It drips with the baddest bitch/grrl power attitude that has become a trademark of their title tracks. And, of course, the instrumental matches that energy and hits hard.
As with most EVERGLOW releases, it’s the album cuts/b-sides that are the more compelling listens. Oh Ma Ma God has the group dipping into a sweet R&B/Pop hybrid. It’s a complete 180 from the vibe the a-side gives off.
Make Me Feel, on the other hand, is a mid-tempo dance-pop track with slight synth-pop influences. Much like the song before it, there’s a softer feel contrasting the hype of the a-side.
Other than that, there’s not a lot left to say about a three-track single that is nine minutes long. My conclusion is that it’s pretty much a standard EVERGLOW release. It would have been nice if ALL MY GIRLS was an EP instead. Expanding on some of the musical ideas of the b-sides probably would have made this more worth the wait.
But beggars can’t be choosers, and at least EVERGLOW released something in 2023. One can hope it won’t be another year and eight months to hear from them again.