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A Good Girl
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studio album by Ralph
Released 2018
Recorded at Union Sound Company
Genre Synth-pop, R&B, Dance music
Length 33:32
Label 604 Record
Producer Syre
Stint
Mike Wise
Jim O'Brien Jr
Sean Fischer
Album chronology
Ralph
(2017)
A Good Girl
(2018)

A Good Girl is the debut studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Ralph.

It was released on September 28, 2018 by 604 Records. The album was promoted through five singles, "September Fades", "Girl Next Door", "Tables Have Turned", "Weather" and "Long Distance Lover". It features collaborations with Canadian rapper TOBi and Canadian electropop duo Milk & Bone.

Background and release

After the release of her self-titled EP, Ralph travelled to Europe and Los Angeles, where she worked with a few different producers. At her home in Toronto, she also kept working with previous collaborator Mike Wise, who produced Ralph, and Nathan Ferraro. Ralph wrote the album in the course of a year and used her personal experiences as inspiration for the songs. She refers to the album as a "mature version" of the EP.

On August 22, 2018, Ralph announced her debut album was coming out on later September along with dates for a supportive tour for the album across Canada and the United States. A Good Girl was finally released on September 28, 2018 through digital retailers. It received a physical release on October 5, 2018.

Composition

During an interview for Canadian magazine Exclaim!, Ralph revealed that the songs on the album are about relationships, to which she called a "personal cliché". Despite the general theme, Ralph explained she wanted to expand her lyrical horizons and explore all types of relationships on the album. According to her, "it's about exploring the moments that you've been hurtful as well".

Musically, A Good Girl is a synth-pop album with hints of R&B and dance music.

Singles

  1. "September Fades", previously known as "Evergreen", was released on March 7, 2018, as the lead single from her upcoming debut album. The music video for the song was filmed on October 18, 2017 and released on March 7, 2018. It was directed by Gemma Warren and it is mainly inspired by the American TV series Twink Peaks.
  2. A second single titled "Girl Next Door", which features fellow Canadian rapper TOBi, was released on May 2, 2018. A music video for the single, directed by Ally Pankiw, premiered on July 4, 2018.
  3. The third single, "Tables Have Turned", was released on July 18, 2018. Danielle Nemet shot and directed a music video for the song, which was later released on November 15, 2018.
  4. On August 22, "Weather" was released as the fourth single, along with the official announcement of the album.
  5. The fifth and final single "Long Distance Lover" was released on October 2, 2018, alongside a music video directed by Ally Pankiw.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "For Yourself" Raffa Weyman, David Charles Fischer, Dmitriy Burenok 3:50
2. "Long Distance Lover" Weyman, Ajay Bhattacharya 3:29
3. "Gimme" Weyman, Fischer, Mike Wise 2:48
4. "Tables Have Turned" Weyman, Fischer, Nathan Ferraro, Wise 3:21
5. "Weather" Weyman, Jim O'Brien Jr, Fischer 3:21
6. "Bedroom Eyes" Weyman, Ferraro, Wise 2:52
7. "September Fades" Weyman, Ferraro, Wise 4:09
8. "Dark Clouds" Weyman, Fischer, Wise 3:09
9. "Girl Next Door" (featuring TOBi) Weyman, Fischer, Oluwatobi Ajibolade, Wise 3:08
10. "Cereal" (featuring Milk & Bone) Weyman, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, Camille Poliquin 3:20

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Canada September 28, 2018 Digital download 604 Records
October 5, 2018 CD


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