CMC (Country Music Channel - Australia's CMC) has posted the GG video on their facebook today (great promo and they are always good to Carrie on there and on TV) that have they got the idea for Good Girl from Australian country artist Amber Lawrence!? I call Amber Aussie Carrie.
Amber released 'Good Girls' her single and music video from her 2nd album around 3 years ago & it's her best charting/biggest single to date (5 weeks @ no.1 here!). When I first heard the title of the lead single as Good Girl this came straight to mind and seeing the music video has once again concreted that. Both the songs and music videos are different, as such, but can also be the same.
What do you think guys - do you see a resemblence!?
To quote Carrie - "It's the first song off my fourth album and it's just such a fun rocking song…we kind of tried to take the story of dual personalities: One is good, and one is knowledgeable." While Amber's is more good and bad girl!
Be sure to check out Amber's other music including her new album '3' plus the current no.1 single (on CMC and country radio) 'Everybody's A Mess'! I am in the music video...try and spot me!
Note - Amber also comes on here now and again & will read this.
This is nothing too serious/copyright related lol so don't go balistic but it would be great to hear ur opinions!
A facebook group page has also been made called 'Carrie Underwood Australia'! Check it out! Has someone on here started this group!? Great idea! https://www.facebook.com/CarrieUnderwoodAustralia
Good Girl is also no.1 in Australia on iTunes woohoo!
Thanks for that - Amber's pretty good, but, musically, I think "Everybody's A Mess" is more my style than this song, which I find a little too Mainstream for my taste. (Cool that you're in the other video - which one is you?)
With this song, there are definite similarities in the title, and in the video theme of the two sides to the character (and even one brief shot of heels walking away) - but I also think there are important differences. Amber's song focuses on the girl's own habits, and why she can't live up to the ideal of the good girls, whereas Carrie's, I think, is more dramatic, because it focuses on her conscience telling her to get away from a man who's never going to turn out as good for her. I think that makes Carrie's song stronger, with a more emotional impact.
For me, the biggest difference is in the music. While Amber is more experimental in "Everybody's A Mess", in "Good Girls", I feel she doesn't step far out of the Mainstream Pop-Country envelope, relying more on the novelty appeal of the lyrical idea, rather than on variations in the music. By contrast, Carrie's "Good Girl" is very experimental, with some striking variations in the music, from the Country Rock opening, to the quieter reflective passages where she's talking to herself, to the glorious Blues-influenced final third (one of the boldest finishes to any of her songs so far).
Hmm. Interesting. I don't know much about the Australian music scene. I only know of a few artists. [She] seems good, though.
Thank you for posting.