Little Mix has graced their first cover as a trio.
For, Jade, Perrie, and Leigh-Anne stun on the front of Glamour Magazine‘s new digital issue.
It goes without saying that the last few months have been eventful for the Pop ensemble, who’ve navigated peaks and troughs.
Indeed, the departure of fellow founding member Jesy Nelson shocked fans. Yet, the vitality of the group was proven in earnest when they scored their fifth #1 single with smash ‘Sweet Melody’ just a few weeks later.
The ladies discuss their resilience and overcoming industrial adversity within their accompanying feature.
Head below for pics and quotes…
Jade On Key Learnings During The Pandemic:
“This time has given everyone perspective of what you truly love doing in life and figuring that out.
I’m not saying that we’re codependent, but we do heavily rely on each other, so it’s been healthy to take a step back and think, ‘What do I want?’ As we come together and work together this year, we’ll have an even better and healthier relationship with that perspective. It’s beautiful that we’re still a group, but we want to help push each other to do our own thing, too. It’s like a new dawn of Little Mix.”
Leigh-Anne On Togetherness:
“I do think our sense of sisterhood is better for when we do have sh*t times together over the years or if we’ve got on each other’s nerves, because it’s never been an option to not be together and we’ve always known that we are sisters. It helps you to learn forgiveness, learn to be more patient and be more compromising because you’re in a group dynamic where it’s literally that or you don’t be together.”
Perrie On A Skill The Group Has Perfected:
“One thing we’ve had to do in our careers, which is hard, is to put on a brave face. We’re all going through the worst situations of our lives. We just want to crawl in bed, put the duvet over our heads and just never come out. But you know you’ve got people depending on you, you’ve got three other girls that need you there, you’ve got fans all over the world; you don’t want to get a bad reputation.”
Leigh-Anne On Relating To ‘Framing Britney Spears’:
“God, it made me angry.
We’ve always had a voice as a four, we’ve been a force and we’ve always been very, ‘we stick together on things’. But there have been times, like with [music] labels, [where they’ve] backed us into a corner and it is obviously mainly men; they see us as four women and don’t take us seriously. We’ve had that for our whole career. Even until recently. I’m asking, ‘Has much really changed?’”
Jade On Positive Changes The Group Has Made Behind The Scenes:
“Learning to say ‘no’ has been quite a big thing for us. For a long time, we were always scared of p*ssing people off – and you do get backed into a corner and it’s like, ‘Well, if you don’t do this, you can’t have this.’
It’s weird that it still happens, but then all of a sudden when that power is taken away from whoever’s abusing it, you realise, if I just say ‘no’ more often and we stand together with that decision, it works!”
Leigh-Anne On Leaving Syco Days Before Previous Album Was Released:
“Leaving our label was a massive step for us. But because LM5 (their fifth album featuring bangers such as Woman Like Me) was around that time, it didn’t get the recognition it deserved. With everything that happened, it was tarnished a bit and we always look back on that – especially me and Jade (who co-wrote many of the songs) – and think it’s so annoying because we worked so fricking hard on it! But you have to think, ‘You know what, we all stood our ground, and we made that movement for a reason!’”
Perrie On Their New Outlook:
“We’re a brand, but I think the difference is that we know we’re a brand and we take advantage of that for our own benefit. We use it for us, not for other people.”
Little Mix is such a positive anomaly; in that, ten years in, they are still going and growing from strength to strength.
We remain all sorts of buzzed for what’s to come.