My single of the week this week is Little Mix with their new single Salute!
Currently sitting at number 6 in the UK singles chart, I absolutely love this record!! Little Mix as I'm sure you're aware are an all girl band consisting of 4 members, those being: Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade.
They were the winners of the X Factor back in 2011, and were the first group to win. Unbelievable really when you think of One Direction and JLS, but actually they didn't win!
Back to LM. They released their first album in 2012, DNA. Salute is actually the third single to be taken from their second album, also titled Salute. Its a big big single, a bit of a girl anthem if you will.
What I like about them, is that they are evolving. They could easily have followed in the footsteps of the Spice Girls or Girls Aloud and been all "girl power" or ballads and pop, and a bit cheesy and naff at times. This group are different. Every bit as anthemic as the Spices, but cooler. Every bit as sassy as Girls Aloud, but again, more individual and edgier.
They look much more mature in the video to this track - filmed in what appears to be an underground warehouse. They are clad in leather and studs, big heels and lots of flesh!! They look dynamite it has to be said but unlike some girl bands like The Pussy Cat Dolls these girls have appeal to girls and the boys as they don't come over all full of themselves and bitchy. Check it out over on You Tube by clicking here.
I'm certain I'm not in their target audience as a woman in my thirties, but still, they do have that more universal appeal. I absolutely love this track. I also think its quite powerful and will be a good one for the gym not to mention singing around the house when I need a bit of the old girl power!! Love love love this. Best yet from them. Go and take a listen - definitely recommend this.
For my previous singles of the week and more of My Music check out my page here. Happy Listening :)
(video published on youtube by littlemixVEVO )