Charisma Kain, Alicia Randolph, Lia Johnson
On March 15, one day after receiving Child Actor Recognition Awards at Universal Studios, San Diego electro-pop “tweenie” boppers Pink Army marched into Sonikwire Studios in Irvine to record what will be the first track on their upcoming album.
Working the boards and cowriting the album is Los Angeles–based producer Eddie Galan, who has produced and written for artists such as B5, the Clique Girlz, Akon, Backstreet Boys, and Alyson Stoner. Galan’s songs have been used for shows such as The Hills and Keeping Up with the Kardashians and on the Hannah Montana soundtrack as well as the soundtrack to High School Musical.
Pink Army’s Tina Randolph says Galan called the group after their lawyer played a few of the girls’ dance tunes and three-part harmonies for him.
“It was definitely an audition of sorts,” writes the group’s manager in a March email of the first meeting with Galan. “Ninety percent of the artists [Galan] works with are signed already. We met with him, and he called us an hour later to say that he was officially part of the Pink Army team.”
Alicia, Charisma, and Lia of Pink Army will collaborate and write with Galan over the next couple of months. Randolph, however, is unsure what will happen once the first track has been mixed and mastered.
“We may release it as a single while we work on the rest of the album,” she writes. “We might also choose to put in on our MySpace and promote it without officially releasing it.”
When Pink Army isn’t laying down teenie-pop dance tracks they will be touring middle schools across Los Angeles as part of the PACE Educational tour. And on March 24, Pink Army will appear at Hot Topic at Universal City Walk.