Almost a year after releasing her debut album Not an Apology, Bea Miller is back with a new punchy pop anthem that’s... well... also not an apology.
“Yes Girl,” the lead single from Miller’s upcoming sophomore album, kicks off on a downtempo note, as she sings over an eerie piano arrangement. But she’s all fired up by the time the defiant chorus swoops in, declaring, “I never want to live in fear, I don’t want to hold back all the things I need to say.”
“I had a lot of people in my life telling me what I needed to be doing and what direction I need to be going in,” she explained. “I was just getting really stressed out, and I found myself saying yes to a lot of things that I really didn’t want to. There’s that saying of being a Yes Man, and I was kind of being a Yes Girl.”
She added, “I wrote this song to remind myself that I can stand up for myself and be passionate about things and have an opinion -- and that it’s not wrong.”