Mikalah Gordon has you holding your breathe with every breathe she uses to utter a note in Good Girl (Acoustic). The gritty R&B singer released the acoustic version of the Good Girl and it has you channeling thunder; that’s how powerful it leaves you feeling. She lists out every incident that amounts to women and every non-male person being shamed by society.
The instrumental version is rich in texture. It is a palatable rendition of heartbreaking stories that most of us go through in our lifetime. The acoustic version on the other hand has you catching and processing every word that Mikalah sings. While everything about the acoustic version of Good Girl is smooth as butter. It would be a lie if I say that the acoustic version seamlessly sits with you because it doesn’t. That’s what sets the song apart. The song makes you feel uncomfortable with Mikalah’s brilliant storytelling ability and her passion. I’d like to think that this is Mikalah taking back agency and owning her narrative. I hope she realises that she is empowering her listeners through this song as well.
The song would fit in incredibly well in the world of Awkward. The series is gold. It showcases a school universe for what it is, it’s like Mean Girls except it’s where the men are as flawed as the women. If this isn’t a testament to the talent that Mikalah Gordon holds, I don’t know what is. Good Girl (Acoustic) is gritty, powerful and empowering. She comes in packing the perfect punch that has you hitting the replay button again and again. Petition to release this on Spotify as well. You must catch this queen of emotions on all her socials, attached below.