Mindless Behavior, My Girl


There's something endearing about the way the members of rising boy band Mindless Behavior choose to celebrate their innocent romances in "My Girl." On their debut single, the group's four 13-year-olds-Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton-convey their affections through text messaging and phone chatting, over a beat that recalls a ringtone. "You hit me with a sad face, what I do?/I hit you with a question mark, you send me back a J-slash-K, said I'm just playing with you," reads a sample lyric. The mix of spoken-word come-ons adds a hip-hop element to the pop instrumentation, and although the boys' voices are still maturing, "My Girl" proves they can tackle the high notes and maintain a smooth command of their sound. Mindless Behavior uses "My Girl" to share its experiences with young love in a playfully catchy way that preteens can relate to.


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