SINGLE REVIEW: Little Mix feat. Nicki Minaj – Woman Like Me

Little Mix are the girl group we need in the world right now. The UK four-piece exploded onto the scene after they won The X Factor in 2011 and have since manifested a career of empowering, upbeat and fun pop songs. Through the release of their four studio albums they have constantly grown and evolved by delivering stronger collections. Their last studio album ‘Glory Days’ was their most cohesive collection of work yet as it heard them truly finding their sound and voice. After a long and well deserved break they have finally returned with the first single from their upcoming fifth studio album. ‘Woman Like Me’ is an empowering track that celebrates incredible women in every shape and form. It also explores the mistakes we all make and the hyper self-awareness where we don’t think we are good enough. “I made a few mistakes, I regret it nightly. I broke a couple hearts that I wear on my sleeve. My momma always said ‘girl, you’re trouble’ and now I wonder, could you fall for a woman like me”. The production is lead by a gritty RNB beat that is layered with an electronic pop polish. It then adds a reggae element that enhances the vibe of the song. It is cohesively similar to the material they delivered on their last studio record and continues that strong feeling. The song also proudly welcomes a feature verse from Nicki Minaj which hears her beginning with a slight singing delivery before going straight into her usual rap flow. I did expect something a little sassier and edgier from her but it’s still a good verse. With each listen this song will grow on you and have you singing along to its feel good and positive hook. It may not be as in your face as ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ but it is as important.