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"Yes Girl" (stylized as "yes girl") is a song by American singer Bea Miller that serves as the lead single from her second studio album. It was released on May 19, 2016 via Hollywood Records. The track was written by Bea Miller herself, Ilsey Juber and American production team Pop & Oak, who also produced the song.[1]

Background

Following up the 2015 release of her debut album Not an Apology, Miller opened for Selena Gomez's Revival Tour on selected dates. In a interview with Fuse on May 2016 she confirmed that she was done writing her sophomore album, and that she hoped to release it as soon as she and her team could.[2]

Composition

"I called the A&R from my label and said, ‘This song completely captures how I feel lyrically and musically. It has live drums, live bass and live guitar, and also has programmed instruments, and it melds together evenly and fluidly.' I knew instantaneously that this was the song I was looking for."

—— Miller talking about "Yes Girl".[2]

"Yes Girl" is the first single released from Miller's second studio album. The song was written by Miller herself, Ilsey Juber and American production team Pop & Oak, who also produced the song.[1] Is described as a "moody pop rock anthem"[3] With the song, Miller wanted to combine a live aspect, live instruments, with programmed instruments, "in a way that nobody really does in pop music, at least not right now," said during a late call on Fuse. “I wanted to come up with something that was really original and true to me. Oak was the first person, out of all the producers I’ve worked with, to capture that immediately. It was this whole new feeling", she continued.[2] About the inspiration for the song, she told People, "I had a lot of people in my life telling me what I needed to be doing and what direction I need to be going in. I was just getting really stressed out, and I found myself saying yes to a lot of things that I really didn't want to. There's that saying of being a Yes Man, and I was kind of being a Yes Girl. I wrote this song to remind myself that I can stand up for myself and be passionate about things and have an opinion – and that it's not wrong, I figured out if I put happiness in myself, that, if it comes from myself, I can be happy. If I tell myself I can accomplish things, I can do them. I'm excited for my fans to see how much I've grown."[3]

Commercial performance

The song debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks making it her third song to chart there along "Fire n Gold" and "Force of Nature".[4]

It has gained moderate success, but was not nearly as successful as Bea's previous singles/

Music video

"Yes Girl" lyric video was uploaded on August 5, 2016 on her official Vevo channel.[5] The official music video, directed by Aya Tanimura, was premiered on a special event on Los Angeles, CA on August 24, 2016[6] and on Miller's official Vevo channel on August 25.[7]

Track listings

  • Digital download[8]
  1. "yes girl" – 3:51

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide May 20, 2016 Digital download Hollywood Records

Lyrics

Could tell you what you wanna hear
Cause the truth is always in the way
I never wanna live in fear
I don't wanna hold back all the things I need to say
Say, say

I got you figured out, you need to have control
You think that I don't know you, I know you, I know
Trying to tell you now, I've been doing what you want
But I won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore
Just let me go, just let me go
Won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore
Just let me go, just let me go
Won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore

You used to always let me in
Do you even know you changed?
And now you're my favorite sin, oh
Cause I'm either on your side or you're a mile away

I got you figured out, you need to have control
You think that I don't know you, I know you, I know
Trying to tell you now, I've been doing what you want
But I won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore
Just let me go, just let me go
Won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore
Just let me go, just let me go
Won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore

No, I won't do it anymore
I won't do it anymore

I got you figured out, you need to have control
You think that I don't know you, I know you, I know
Trying to tell you now, I've been doing what you want
But I won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore
Just let me go, just let me go
Won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore
Just let me go, just let me go
Won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore
Not anymore


References

  1. ^Mike Wass (May 19, 2016). "Bea Miller Teases Powerful New Single "Yes Girl"". Idolator.
  2. ^"Yes Girl - Bea Miller". AllMusic. 19 May 2016.
  3. ^Jason Lipshutz (May 16, 2016). "Bea Miller Interview: Second Album Update & Touring with Selena Gomez". Fuse.
  4. ^Jeff Nelson (May 20, 2016). "5 Things to Know About X Factor Alum and Selena Gomez' Tour-Mate Bea Miller". People.
  5. ^"Bea Miller - Chart history". Billboard.
  6. ^"yes girl (Official Lyric Video) - Bea Miller". Vevo. August 5, 2016.
  7. ^"Bea Miller: yes girl video premiere Tickets TBD Los Angeles by bea miller: yes girl video premiere". Tixr.
  8. ^"bea en Twitter: "yes girl (Official Video) - Bea Miller - Vevo"". Vevo. August 25, 2016.
  9. ^"yes girl - Single by Bea Miller on Apple Music". United States: iTunes Store. May 20, 2016.

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