We first met Alicia G back in December with her festival single, ‘You’re My Favorite Holiday’. Now she’s back, with her first release for 2022, ‘Daisy Duke Two Step’. The artist has demonstrated with her previous singles her versatility, and skilful mastery of melodies; now she turns her hand a country style rave up, which is accompanied by a sexy music video.
In ‘Daisy Duke Two Step’, Alicia G breaks down her style into more simplistic terms, with a down-home take on the likes of Shania Twain, and Jessica Simpson. But she’s not borrowing wholesale, but rather she’s imbuing it with her own touch. In the video we see her own the whole stage, she’s fully invested in the whole narrative, it’s not merely a case of her throwing on a cowboy hat and a pair of boots, but she brings the right attitude through every frame. She’s not simply aiming to market herself to another audience; Alicia G is the real deal.
Driven by sly hooks and Alicia’s own velvety voice, the complexity of ‘Daisy Duke Two Step’ is a true reflection of what her fans have come to know and love about her music, and perhaps serves as a sign pointing to the direction she’s planning to go in: a more melodic hip-hop or a country-influenced pop style. Whatever the way she hopes to turn, it’s certain that Alicia G’s versatility grows stronger every day, and she’s certainly one to keep an eye on.