“God Made Girls”
Written by RaeLynn, Nicolle Galyon, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna
In hearing this song, my mind is constantly asking one simple question: What were they thinking?
The lyric regurgitates a series of mindless cliches that are tired at best and sexist at worst, rounding out with mundane repetitions of the song’s title. It’s mind-blowing to think that this is coming from Liz Rose and Lori McKenna – two writers who have many times shown themselves capable of far better. Joey Moi’s production is a dreadful, noisy mess, and RaeLynn doesn’t even have a good voice. Her vocal here is weak, faceless and over-processed.
The fact that this piece of drivel is actually a hit is made all the more irritating by the fact that women are so grossly underrepresented in the country music industry, and that radio is regularly ignoring so much top-quality work by talented female artists such as Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe. It’s appalling to see such levels of talent passed over in favor of something that is not even a remotely acceptable level of work.
I’m just amazed that anyone involved in the making of this record can hear it and not turn red with embarrassment.