Little Mix (from left to right: Perri, Leigh-Anne, Jesy and Jade) are the winners of last years series of ‘The X Factor’ and they are the girlband who single-handedly broke the ‘Girlband Curse’. Since winning, they’ve had a number one single with Cannonball and have gone ‘off the radar’ to record their début album. In this time, other alumni from last year’s ‘X Factor’ have tried to steal the girls’ thunder. Two Shoes have released the ‘totes amaze’ Turn Me On (Turn Me Out) and Misha ‘sister of Katy’ B has premièred the equally brilliant Home Run. So, does Wings stand up to the aforementioned songs. In a word, yes.
Wings is a brilliant pop song. It’s different enough to sound unique on the radio but it still sounds tailor made for a modern pop audience. Although the whole ‘love yourself’ concept has been done to death in the last year, the ‘gurl, ain’t nobody got time for crying’ message differentiates itself from other ‘love yourself, you’re beautiful in every way’ kind of songs. Lyrically, the lyrics are a little heavy handed, but the fact they are not releasing a ‘wild night in da club’ kind of banger is commendable. In a perfect world, there would be a more even spread vocally (there’s more Perrie here than a Nando’s sauce delivery) but hey, there’s at least another eight songs on the album for that.
This will probably be number one for a while in August, and quite rightly so. It will probably be enough to launch them in America too. The song is very Glee, and therefore a cover is almost inevitable. Who knows, this time next year Little Mix could very well be Britain’s premier girl group.
The illegitimate love-child of: Candyman by Christina Aguilera & We’re All In This Together from High School Musical.
Product most likely to advertise if covered by Birdy: Tampax
Would my Gran like it?: Perhaps.