- 16 Nov 18
An album made by empowered women to empower women.
Little Mix are on a non-stop journey to the top following the release of their the fifth studio album in six years. The group described Lm5 as the album they always wanted to make, with a focus on friendship, confidence and finding power within.
The very first song, 'The National Manthem', showcases the girls' true talent. Stripped back, no catchy beat just beautiful harmonies. It also opens the album with a pledge to girlhood, setting the tone for the loud and proud feminist album that it is.
The girls always make absolute bangers, and this album certainly delivers on that front. 'Wasabi', 'Joan of Arc' and 'Woman Like Me' (ft. Nicki Minaj) are such bops. You can't help but dance when listening to these tracks. 'Joan of Arc' emulates Destiny's Child but with a 2018 face-lift. The lyrics "I don't want your cash/ I put my own rock on my hand" encourage women to be strong and independent, much like 'Independent Women, Pt. 1'.
The track 'Strip' ft. Sharaya J is an anthem for womankind of all shapes and sizes. A great tune, with an even better message. It calls on girls slim and thick to feel comfortable in their skin because we feel sexiest when confident.
Granted those songs present the struggles of being a woman in fun and playful way, but 'Woman's World' actually addresses the changes that need to be made. On a more serious note the track deals with the difficulties women face head on. The constant battle of having to "shout to be heard", being overworked and underpaid and judged on a daily basis. The girls nailed it with this poignant track. Undeniably an album made by empowered women to empower women.