The Girl Squad sound is a mixture of Hip-Hop and Pop, with shades of R&B. Members Lexis Watkins, Maddie Simpson and Millie Thrasher each bring a fresh sound and style to each of Girl Squad's performances. Their singles, "Oh Well" & "Girls Night" are both available now with new music always being recorded and on the way!
1. Can you tell me what it was like to perform on the New Years Eve showcase with Jamie Kennedy?
Lexis: It was very exciting, performing on our first live television show, I had fun up there doing what I love.
Maddie: Words can't describe how much fun we had! It was our first tv performance and our first performance with a live band and dancers. It was such an amazing experience ringing in the new year doing what we love.
Millie: The New Years Eve show was amazing! I was so excited about our first television performance Jamie Kennedy was so fun to work with and so supportive of Girl Squad!
2. What is your favorite song to perform live?
Lexis: That's a hard one I love all our songs, but if i had to choose, it would have to be "Girl's Night" because the song is about just having fun with your friends.
Maddie: My favorite song to perform so far is definitely our new single "Girls Night". It's a really fun song that everybody can dance to. I also really like performing it because we get to interact with the crowd a lot on this particular song!
Millie: It's hard to pick a favorite song I love performing all of our songs but I have to say "Girls Night".
3. What’s the best and worst shows you've ever played?
Lexis: The best show was The CW because it was our first live television show and the worst, I don't have one because every show is a great and fun experience for me.
Maddie: My favorite place we have performed so far is the US open at Arthur Ashe Kids Day. Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Rachel Crow, and Mindless Behavior also performed. If was so amazing. I honestly don't have a worst show. I think every show makes us stronger, and and no matter what it's always an experience.
Millie: The best show has to be our New Years Eve show on the CW. It was our first live performance on television and we were able to work with choreographers and dancers. The crowd and the cameras was incredible and we loved performing with a live band. I don't have a worst show. I am very appreciative of every performance opportunity we have.
4. How do you rate your live performance ability?
Lexis: Great! I believe I give it my all and best each show.
Maddie: Hmmm... I can't really "Rate" my performance ability. I think every artist always has room to grow. I'm 15, so I'm still figuring out what I need to work on the most.
Millie: I think that my performance ability is Great and can only get better. I am only 13 so I can only imagine it will continue to grow.
5. Where are you guys from originally?
Lexis: Girl Squad is based in Los Angeles and i'm originally from Anchorage, Alaska.
Maddie: I'm from San Diego, California. Lexis is from Anchorage, Alaska, and Millie is from Birmingham, Alabama.
Millie: I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama. Lexis is from Anchorage, Alaska and Maddie is originally from California.
6. How did you come together?
Lexis: Our manager, Reg Reg Askew, held auditions to find group members and Girl Squad was formed.
Maddie: Our manager brought us together through auditions!
Millie: Our manager, Reg Reg Askew, brought us together.
7. Tell me why you wanted to go and call the group Girl Squad what does that name symbolize for the band?
Lexis: Girl Squad represents girl power and is always sending out a positive message.
Maddie: We all wanted something that was girly yet edgy. "Girl" stands for girl power and "Squad" stands for girls coming together, having each others backs, etc. So therefore you get "Girl Squad".
Millie: It symbolizes "girl power" and how important girls supporting each other and being strong, confident.
8. Do you feel any pressure being a 3-piece group?
Lexis: No, we are very supportive of each other.
Maddie: Not at all. We are always there for each other no matter what. We always say "Three is a magic number."
Millie: Being a part of a girl group is incredible we compliment and support one another. We have become like a family.
9. You've released two singles and videos can you tell me about these?
Lexis: "Oh well" was our first single released and it was just about moving on and saying oh well you're not the only one out there and "Girls Night" was about having fun with all your girlfriends.
Maddie: The first single we released "Oh Well" was a song to show what Girl Squad is all about! The video was filmed at a school! It was so much fun riding around on segways, and dancing in the halls. The second song which is our single that is now being played on the radio, is called "Girls Night". The video is all about a sleepover and having fun with your girls! Jamie Kennedy plays our father. To this day I still laugh every time I see him dance in the video. My favorite scene in Girls Night is when we are in the kitchen with all of the candies! It was so colorful, fun, and not to mention delicious!
Millie: We have released "Oh Well" and "Girls Night" and have videos for both on iTunes. We had so much fun recording these songs and shooting the videos! The songs are each unique and tell very different stories.
Both videos were shot by director Bobby Yan. Of the two,"Girl Night" has to be my favorite. The set was fun and colorful and it was truly like a fun slumber party hanging out with your friends having a good time.
10. What are your plans for new music?
Lexis: Right now we are in the studio recording and our goal is just to spread a message that anyone can relate to and enjoy.
Maddie: We have a lot of new music coming out in 2013! Look out for a new song coming out probably near end of spring, beginning of summer!
Millie: We are constantly recording new music.
11. Your musical styles combines hip hop, pop, and r & b why go with these genre choices how do these define who Girl Squad is as a band?
Lexis: We all have something different to bring to the group, that relate to these different genres.
Maddie: Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B are definitely the vibe of our songs. We rap on some songs, which is where the hip hop element comes in. And our songs are very dance-y which is why our genre is pop and r&b.
Millie: We really love hip hop, pop, and r&b bringing all the genres we love.
12. You guys have a unique sound, which bands would you say influence you the most?
Lexis: Destiny's Child's, TLC, and The Spice Girls.
Maddie: Some our influences are Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Lana Del Ray, John Mayer, Jay-Z, and so many more!
Millie: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce.
13. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)
Lexis: They cover everything from love, to dance, to bullying. There is a different message in each song.
Maddie: Our songs are about things that everyone can relate to. From a crush, to friendship, to a breakup, you name it! We want people to feel like they can relate to our music 100%!
Millie: Our songs cover many things, boyfriends problems, friendship, bullying, young love, and abuse.
14. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)
Lexis: We're working with a very talented music producer and songwriter.
Maddie: We love writing, and have co-written and written some of our songs. It's so much fun thinking of a concept and making it a song. Sometimes it takes a while but when it's done you feel sooo accomplished.
Millie: Our songwriter and producer involves us and helps us so one day we can grow to do more.
Lexis: Amazing music for all ages, everyone can relate and dance to.
Maddie: Definitely something they can put on replay all day long and dance to, but also our music is something people can relate to!
Millie: Our music is something anyone can relate to and dance to.
16. What image do you think your music conveys?
Lexis: A positive, fun image.
Maddie: If I had to sum it up in two words it would definitely be "Girl power".
Millie: Strength, positivity and a lot of fun
17. How can the fans gain access to your music and network with you online?
Lexis: Website: www.girlsquadworld.com, Twitter: @girlsquadworld, Instagram:@girlsquadworld, Facebook: Girl Squad, YouTube Channel: GirlSquadWorld, My Individual is: @girlsquadlexis.
Maddie: Our single "Girls Night" is out on iTunes! We also have a group Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook all under: GirlSquadWorld. My Twitter and Instagram is: GirlSquadMaddie and my YouTube is: Singitloud123. I don't have a Facebook fanpage!
Millie: We are on YouTube iTunes, Facebook, and Twitter @GirlsquadMillie. Our website is www.girlsquadworld.com.
18. What does Girl Squad have lined up for 2013?
Lexis: Girl Squad has tour coming up, TV show, and hopefully an album soon.
Maddie: We have a lot going on in 2013!!! We are developing a TV show with Ben Silverman (Teen Wolf, The Office, etc.) and Jamie Kennedy Entertainment. Most of what we are working on right now can't talk about yet, but we are beyond excited and so blessed! 2013 is Girl Squad's year.
Millie: 2013 is going to be a big year for Girl Squad! We have new music coming out, we expect to be touring, and we have a TV show in the works.
19. Anything else you want to say to your fans or add?
Lexis: I just want to say to follow your dreams no matter what, and don't stop believing. Stay tuned and watch out for Girl Squad.
Maddie: To our fans (The Squad), thank you so much for all of your continuous love and support you give us everyday. Without you guys, we wouldn't be where we are today. We are so appreciative for everything you do for us, and none of it goes unnoticed. We love you all so much. <3 p="">
Millie: We are so very grateful for the love and support of our fans.We thank the fans for the likes, tweets and views.
20. Is that your final answer?
Maddie: Yes, this was fun! Thank you so much!
Millie: Until next time see ya! :)