Here is a preview of the upcoming Little Mix album. It sounds lazy, cheap and almost as dated as Parade’s debut record. The only one (aside from the lead singles, which obviously had most of the budget thrown at them) that shows a glimpse of promise is How Ya Doin’? Extremely disappointing.
Everything about this camp, faux-goth, Disney remake of Sin City music video for DNA is perfect. Little Mix are the best new girl band since The Saturdays - FACT. But then, we already knew that, didn’t we?
P.S. Can’t fucking wait for the X Factor performance
Hoping to follow the success of Wings, Little Mix are straight on to single number two, which is a bombastic and spooky electro ballad called DNA that will no doubt look and sound amazing when it comes to the inevitable X Factor performance.
The best thing about this song is the production - from the music box intro, to the spine tingling middle eight choir and the use of heartbeat and flatline effects running throughout. The vocals are on point as always (Perrie’s deeper tone is used particularly well in this case, and the “rap” is certainly a unique touch) but it’s a shame that the second half of the chorus isn’t as explosive as it could be - given that they solved that problem effectively on their last effort.
Here is Little Mix continuing their run of really great acoustic versions of debut single Wings. And yes, I am mostly posting this solely because I’ve met the guitarist and eaten lunch with him a few times.
Here’s a sneak peek at Little Mix filming the choreography section for their recent Wings music video. I’m genuinely confused as to why more of this didn’t appear in the final cut - I automatically assumed that the choppy editing meant the finished product hadn’t looked as sharp as they had wanted, but it looks pretty great here! Hope the girls get to show off more of this in future videos and when they start performing this single live on TV :)
Little Mix’s Wings is amazing in its own right, but this acoustic version really knocks the ball out of the park. I never really cared that much for their voices in the past, but the harmonies here are as spot on as you could ever possibly get them and Perrie’s high-pitched lines are absolutely perfect and beautiful. The song still sounds brilliant in this form too, which is always the mark of a wicked tune. MORE PLEASE.
Not entirely sure why everyone is going mental over Little Mix’s acapella cover of Beyoncé’s End Of Time. There’s not really any particular stand out voices in the “mix”, whoever is doing the higher register sounds like a very unwelcome choirgirl (and really ruins the ending) and as far as I can tell from these two minutes and six seconds, the girls have absolutely no chemistry. Technically fine, but disappointing in many other ways.
In the context of the show, this is spectacular. But am I bothered about Little Mix or Tulisa outside of it? Only time (and material) will tell. Personally I don’t think Little Mix have the right look or spark to have a great and lengthy career, but I’m sure they’ll have a couple of cool hits in 2012.