Anyone with even a casual eye on the Miami music scene for the past half-decade has been patiently waiting for Awesome New Republic to rightfully blow up on a national level. Well, we never quite imagined that happening with the help of Leighton Meester, aka the actress who plays Blair Waldorf, the impeccably dressed Queen B (for bitch), on The CW's guilty pleasure soap teen-soap Gossip Girl, but here it is. Yes, we just had to whip the blood and brain matter from our laptops after our heads exploded.
Stream "Birthday" ft. Leighton Meester:
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