Little Mix have no time for criticism when it comes to their steamy lyrics, because they’re all for singing about sex.
Why, you ask? Because they’re grown women who have sex and feel ’empowered’ to sing about doing so.
The girlband – made up of Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards – have just released their sixth studio album Confetti, which is their first since parting ways from Simon Cowell’s label Syco in 2018.
It’s full of sassy and sexy bops that aren’t shy of a few racy lyrics. Take Holiday for example, the girls sing: ‘So put your love on me, up on me/ Oh, boy, I love it when you’re touchin’ me, holdin’ me/ No way nobody put that thing on me/ Up on me, like you do.’
Addressing their provocative tunes, the girls say that it’s just a way of them sharing their personal experiences and ‘being in control’.
‘We’re always going to write and record music from person experience, and yeah, we’re grown women and we have sex,’ Jade said.
Taking inspiration from other female stars doing the same, she added: ‘I find it really empowering, especially right now when you’ve got artists like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion doing songs like WAP.’
Cardi and Megan’s controversial track WAP (which stands for ‘wet ass p*ssy’) faced plenty of backlash for being too sexually explicit, but they had the last laugh as it shot straight to number one.
Jade continued: ‘I’m so for women being in control of their sexual experiences and singing about it, it’s great.’
‘Men have been doing it for god knows how long, so why can’t women do it and be praised for it?’ she told The Sun.
Perrie, meawnhile, has said that while the girls may have littered their new album with cheeky sexual innuendos, particularly in tracks like Rendezvous and Nothing But My Feelings, they make sure to be mindful of their younger fans.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Perrie told us: ‘I think there’s a way of doing it, there’s being really cheeky and being a bit naughty but not full out saying it.
‘It’s just getting clever with the lyrics and I think we’ve done that a lot in the past because we know we have a young fan base but we’re women.’
She pointed out that now the girls, who first found fame on The X Factor in 2011, are nearing 30, they, as women, want to own their sexuality.
‘We’re mature women, we want to talk about naughty things but we like to respect our fans as well,’ Perrie said.As well as a new album, Little Mix have been busy hosting the MTV EMAs and fronting their own talent show called The Search.
The series, that aired on BBC One, saw the band put together six different groups that then battled it out to win a place supporting Little Mix on their next tour.
Credit: Original article published here.