Thursday, November 21, 2013
1 Girl Nation - CD Review
Landing in the space where One Direction meets Toby Mac, 1 Girl Nation is an exciting blend of upbeat pop music, with lyrics that are totally focused on living life for God, even while you're young. 1GN, as they've already been dubbed, stars Carmen, Kayli, Kelsey, Lauryn Taylor and Lindsey, five girls with a passion for telling their fans about Christ through their music.
I am blessed to have the opportunity to review all kinds of wonderful books, products, and resources, and this particular one has to be one of my daughters very favorites.
Both girls are in that magical preteen age where they are just beginning to discover various music genres. I admit, it both thrills and terrifies me ;) You know, there are bands that are innocent, there are bands that are on the fence, and there are bands that are just off limits for them.
I do think about what message I want my impressionable kids to be absorbing, and even emulating. That's precisely why I have been careful in what I allow them to listen to, let alone purchase.
This CD is just what I've been looking for! When I read the description of what this band is about - "One Direction meets Toby Mac" they were hooked! And when the actual product arrive din our mailbox, whoa baby, it was a race to the nearest music player :) From the first upbeat and make you wanna get up and dance melodies and lyrics, we were all instant fans. Not exaggerating in the least.
Parents, you know those bubble gum bands that drive you insane? This is not one of those. The harmonies are great, the music is so much fun, and if you're looking for a faith based message to impart to your kids, particularly your daughters, stop right here.
Personally, my two favorites are While We're Young, and Vertical. And let me tell you, over the past several weeks, I have listened to this with my girls over and over and over! My oldest loves the last track, 1 Girl Nation, and my middle girlie is currently loving Daddy's Girl. But they're all great! This CD is constantly being passed around our house from kid to kid.
In fact, the music has brought out the creative side of one of the girls. She made a little booklet with the name of the songs, and then drew pictures of carton girls with "costumes" that she felt fit the song's feeling.
Love it. You will get two very enthusiastic tween thumb's up from this house, and mine too actually. In fact, guess what CD we'll be picking up for a few people on our holiday shopping list this season?
C'mon, click on the links below, and see what this band is all about. And get in on the giveaway too!
Ages: Preteens and up, yes parents, even you! ;)
Now THIS is a giveaway you will want to participate in! Whether you have preteens or teens in your home, or know someone who does, this will make a great holiday gift! As always, it's easy too. Follow me here, tell me who you'll pass this CD on to, and don't forget to leave me your email address so I have a way to contact you. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Enter today, Thursday, November 21, 2013, thru Friday, November 29, 2013. :)
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