- 17 Feb 21
Written in 2013, Nauria wrote 'Girlfriend Material' to clap back at men who refuse to take no for an answer.
A classic pop song with an '80s funk and disco influence, 'Girlfriend Material' is an anthem about rejecting someone who deserves to hear the word 'no'.
Raised and based in Dublin, Ireland, solo artist Nauria has been inspired since childhood by the likes of Michael Jackson, Shakira, Beyoncé, Fiona Apple, Kate Bush, Alicia Keys and Sade (to name a few).
The pop and alternative R&B singer entered talent shows and later joined a group, 'Cycii and Enzii' - but the duo split in 2013 due to creative differences.
Not knowing how to be a solo artist and battling with depression, Nauria faced her fears, decided to gig and realised that she could do it alone. Having performed in Dublin's bar and pub scene, Nauria decided to leave Dublin for a sense of freedom and in 2014 she moved to Spain to see if her talent would touch people in a foreign country. Nauria returned in. 2015 to finish her studies and took a five year hiatus.
Coming back with a bang in 2021, the artist has been busy creating tracks that are now ready to be shared with the world.
"I wrote 'Girlfriend Material' when I was 18 and I was tired of a guy creating rumours about me saying that I was leading him on," Nauria says of the track's genesis. "I was tired of men not understanding when women aren't interested in them and taking no for an answer and that inspired me to write the song."
With production help from Juan Beltran, the catchy song was taken in a different direction.
"The writing process was actually inspired by Lady Gaga's 'LoveGame' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Go Your Own Way' and I added my own twist however. I hope that it will allow women to stand their ground. No means no, regardless if it'll hurt someone's ego. Besides, we can't date everyone that likes us."
Nauria plans on releasing at least 10 tracks this year, after collaborating with numerous producers.
Listen to 'Girlfriend Material' below: