It’s become apparent that Little Mix never stop working. Ever since appearing on The X Factor UK in 2011 the British four piece have released five studio albums, headlined seven tours, supported Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande on their respective tours, are about to host their own TV Show talent search and have also released a book, perfume line, clothing collection and a makeup line. That is a pretty impressive feat, and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon with the release of their sixth studio album on the horizon.
The lead single ‘Break Up Song’ is a shiny synth-pop track that hears them heading towards the 80’s nostalgia sound that Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga have recently embraced within their material.
On a first listen it’s not as immediately catchy or memorable as their other lead singles, and instead grows on you with each listen. It’s less gimmicky and more of a empowering anthem of solitude as they layer their sound with pulsating synths and smooth pop beats.
Lyrically it feels like the less aggressive sequel to ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ with more of a celebration of emotions like ‘No More Sad Songs’.
“So tonight, I’ll sing another, another break-up song. So turn it up, let it play on and on and on and on. For all of the times they screwed us over. Let it play on and on and on. Just another break-up song” they euphorically sing during the chorus.
It’s a cute song that celebrates empowerment and the union of support we have for our friends when they go through a rough time, and that’s a nice sentiment to take away from this track.