...But Seriously, Little Mix Are Pretty Great
by Matt Bond
You may or may not have noticed that we've been even slacker than usual with posting content on here. Sure, we used to show up a couple of times a month last year with reviews and countdowns and all of that fun stuff, but that was then and this is now and now? Now we take three months off and gallivant around the world, living it up on our private yacht with our celebrity friends like Radiohead and... and... okay I can't keep up this ridiculous charade. We got busy alright.
But how have YOU been? What music have you been listening to and loving in 2017? Yes. Yes. Excellent. Yes. That's great, I'm going to stop you there so we can talk about Little Mix and my obsession with them the past three months. Yeah, this is what happens when I stop blogging. I do crazy things like listen to commercial radio and fall in love with British girl groups. Okay, British girl group. Singular. The only one you or I need. They're now the most successful U.K. girl group since the Spice Girls and when they're throwing out banger after banger (plural = bangerz with a 'z') it's easy to understand why.
Little Mix is made up of Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jesy. One of them dated that Zayn fella. I believe they were on the U.K. X-Factor and are the only group to have won it. I'm not sure if Jesy is pronounced Jessie or Jezy, but it's not important. What is important is that these ladies can sing, they deliver pop smash after pop smash and they seem to have a whole lot of fun doing it. It feels like Little Mix have snuck up on a few unsuspecting music fans over the past year, because the more I sheepishly admit to friends that I harbour these strange, new feelings for their music, the more I'm getting the same thing back.
Did I mention they can all sing? Have you heard 'Secret Love Song pt. 2.'? Only one listen and you'll also be wondering why you can't hold (?) in the street or kiss (?) on the daaaancefloor. You'll wish that it could be like that, why can't it be like that and oh god what is wrong with me? They're like an infection. A super catchy infection that you can't get rid of and it's taking over and I'm just going to get a quick fix and listen to 'Shout Out to My Ex'. I don't even care that it sounds far too similar to G.R.L's 'Ugly Heart' for its own good. It's a damn anthem, you hear?
Okay, now that what little music credibility I had left has been destroyed... let's pretend this never happened and move on with our lives. Just kidding. It's healthy to enjoy all different types of music. And we've all got some 'guilty pleasures' that don't actually make us feel guilty at all. For me, right now, it's Little Mix. Who's it going to be tomorrow? Well... probably Little Mix. But after that, who knows? It will probably still be Little Mix. Ooookay gotta go. Bye.