Girls is a song recorded by Jennifer Lopez for her upcoming studio album.
The song was written by Jennifer and Asia Bryant with additional writing from the song's producer Dijon "DJ Mustard" McFarlane.
Song Background & ReleaseEdit
On January 20, 2014, American record producer DJ Mustard messaged Jennifer on Twitter stating that he has "some bangers waiting for her."
The following day, singer Asia Bryant revealed on Instagram that she had worked with Jennifer in the studio.
The song was initially released online as a buzz single on January 22, 2014, making its premiere on SoundCloud.
On January 27, 2014, the song was made available for purchase as a digital download in the United States.
An official remix of the song featuring rapper Tyga was released online on March 1, 2014.
The song is expected to be included on Jennifer's upcoming eighth studio album.
Songwriting & ProductionEdit
"Girls" was written by Lopez and Asia Bryant, with additional writing from DJ Mustard, who also handled production.
The song runs for a duration of three minutes and fifty-eight seconds.
The song is a mid-tempo hip-hop and R&B song that features a "laid-back" and "trunk-rattling" beat in which Jennifer declares: "At the end of the night, girls just wanna have fun."
Rap-Up described "Girls" as a "ladies anthem while Vibe called it a "club banger."
Jon Reyes of The Boombox regarded the song as having DJ Mustard's signature "ratchet" sound.
ETonline's Jackie Willis compared the song's lyrics to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)."
Jacques Peterson of the website Popdust called the song a "real bop" comparing it to Tyga's single "Rack City" (2011) and songs from Cassie Ventura's 2013 mixtape "RockaByeBaby," noting that:
"It’s definitely the most urban thing Jen’s done" since her remix album J to tha L-O! The Remixes."
Rap-Up (in response to "Girls") wrote: "Ladies, turn it all the way up."
Robbie Daw of the musical website Idolator criticized the song's clichéd lyrics, but praised its "eerie synth track that plays monotonously throughout" describing the track as a "slinky, sexy slow jam" similar to Kelly Rowland's song "Motivation."
Brad O'Mance of Popjustice was negative when commenting on the song, calling it "largely mediocre."
Jennifer performed the song live for the first time at the 2014 Dubai World Cup.