LBD

Album: Single release only (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Becky G sings on this flirty bilingual trap song about entrancing someone with her favorite little black dress.

    Every time you see me with my little black dress on
    Oh, you need me
    Say you want a freak some, I can see it
    You wanna be grown, no, rated PG
    Baby, you should know that I ain't easy
  • The track was produced by John Shullman with Gabriel Blizman and Supa Dups. Becky recalled to Genius:

    "I remember when Johnny Boy played the doon, doon, doon, doon, he produced the track. So, we heard the intro of the song, and I just, I lost it. And then it became what it was, and to me, it's just such an empowering song, because when I think of the perfect little dress for some reason, it's that little black dress."
  • The song showcases the Mexican-American singer's Latin roots with the guitar in the beginning and the Spanish sung bridge, while the production is hip-hop and trap-influenced. Becky G said:

    "It was really fun getting back to my urban roots in English music because I feel like not a lot of people remember those days because they feel so far away - 'Becky from the Block' and 'Otis.' A lot of people forget that I started off as a rapper, so making this song was super-fun because it was infused with all of those styles."
  • A little black dress is a woman's short or medium-length black dress that is deemed to be suitable for almost any social engagement. It was created in the 1920s by the French dress designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, whose first incarnation was executed in thin silk, crèpe de chine, and had long sleeves. In 1926, the American edition of Vogue highlighted such a Chanel dress, dubbing it the garçonne (little boy look). Its ubiquity today is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD."
  • Other artists who have written songs that pay tribute to the allure of the little black dress include The Hollies, Chris Young, Katie Armiger, Sara Bareilles and One Direction.

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