Just when you thought no one could rise to the ranks of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert’s vengeful yet confidence-boosting melodies, country trio Gal Friday swoops in and proves you wrong. Their debut single “Scrapyard” is easily the next end-of-summer break-up hit. With a strong, southern rock melody, rich southern gospel three-part harmony and lyrics that will make a man repent for his idiocy comes a girl-power song about how “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
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Gal Friday, a derivative of “Girl Friday,” stands for a girl’s confidant, Friday night out partner in crime, and ride-or-die. When sisters Melissa York, Ashley Min, and Lauren Wilson first heard the term on a television show, they knew immediately it was for them. Needless to say, the term fits as the trio’s first single inspires confidence in every woman who hears it. “You know that feeling after you have had your heart broken, where you feel used up and left behind? Well, that’s what Scrapyard is all about, except with a twist. This girl isn’t wallowing in the pain. She learned that after she dusts herself off, she is worth something and can be another’s man’s treasure,” says Melissa.
“Scrapyard,” co-written by breakout writer Keesy Timmer (Kelsea Ballerini “Yeah Boy”), is a song about self-assurance, which is something we can all connect with. At some point in our lives, we’ve had to shake it off and remember our worth. Gal Friday and Timmer did a great job of not only creating a song that boosts our confidence but also making us want to turn up the radio and roll the windows down while cruising down the highway. “We have had the pleasure of working with him before and we have two songs with Keesy on our new project,” says Lauren. According to the sisters, we will get to hear more on their upcoming album Smoke and Mirrors, which is slated to drop this fall.
The music world has seen many girl bands, but few that are also sisters. So, it’s no surprise to hear the sense of “oneness” in their music that comes with a bond only sisters can possess. “It is a very unique and adventurous experience when performing as sisters. We grew up with each other and are very close so it’s not like we hold anything back. We weave through all of the good, the bad, and the ugly together and it ends up making good stuff to write about. To experience all of what this journey has brought us with each other is a very surreal and grateful feeling. I know I wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else,” shares Ashley.
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