Japan-based girl group XG has released a single titled ‘GRL GVNG’ from their first-ever mini-album.
On June 30, XG – made up of Jurin, Chisa, Hinata, Harvey, Juria, Maya and Cocona – released their new single ‘GRL GVNG’. The song acts as the first pre-release track from their forthcoming debut mini-album, which they announced earlier this week.
“Work flow, hustle game / Never pick fights with a girl gang / All of my ladies are fire / Rolling with queens, it’s a female empire,” the girl group rap on the chorus of the trap-driven song. ‘GRL GVNG’ also dropped alongside a futuristic music video.
While its title and release date have not been announced, the forthcoming project will be their first comeback since this January’s dual singles ‘Shooting Star’ and ‘Left Right’. XG have since released remixes of both songs, including a remix of ‘Shooting Star’ with Rico Nasty and ‘Left Right’ with GOT7’s Jackson Wang and Ciara.
The announcement also arrives shortly after the members of XG released a series of performance videos on YouTube, the most recent of which had been a vocal medley culminating with a cover of TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ by vocalists Hinata, Juria and Chisa.
XG’s rappers Jurin and Cocona have also released original verses to N.O.R.E’s ‘Nothin’’, while Harvey and Maya did the same with Cordae and Anderson .Paak’s ‘Two Tens’ in their own cover clips.
Last month, the septet made their US performance debut at 88rising’s Head In The Clouds festival in New York City. They are also set to perform at the fifth annual Head In the Clouds festival in Los Angeles this August.
XG first debuted in 2022 in March 2022 with the single ‘Tippy Toes’, and made a comeback later that year with the single ‘Mascara’. The group’s rappers then went viral on TikTok in late 2022 after the release their ‘GALZ XYPHER’ performance clip, spawning reaction videos by YouTubers and celebrities the likes of Jackson Wang and Thai rapper Milli.
In an interview with NME, leader Jurin shared: “We had no idea when we were making it that so many people would react to it, so we feel very honoured.”