Glory Days is the fourth studio album by Little Mix and will be released on the November 18, 2016. It will be preceded by the lead single, Shout Out to My Ex. Also Get Weird Tour DVD will be available on the deluxe edition of the album from iTunes.
Shout Out to My Ex is a song by Little Mix that will be released as the lead single from their fourth studio album (Glory Days). The single artwork was leaked online on October 8, 2016.
The Dangerous Woman Tour is the upcoming third concert tour by American singer Ariana Grande, in support of her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). On September 22, 2016, Grande announced on Twitter that Victoria Monét and Little Mix will be joining the tour as opening acts. It is set to begin on February 2, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Our World - In this, their hugely anticipated second book, the girls provide an insight into life as the world's hottest girl group. Sharing their most personal experiences, they talk about friendship, reveal the truth about their relationships and all the lessons they've learned on their incredible journey to superstardom.
Wishmaker is Little Mix's second perfume. The news of the second fragrance was announced on their Instagram account on July 2, 2016 with the name being announced in the video they posted on their account. It was released in July 2016.
Black Magic is a song by Little Mix that serves the lead single and appears as the first track on their third studio album Get Weird
Love Me Like You is a song by British girl group Little Mix. It was released on September 25, 2015 as the second single from their third studio album Get Weird. It was released as a single in United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand but available to buy as an album track worldwide.
Secret Love Song is a song by Little Mix and appears as the fourth track on their third album, Get Weird. It features Jason Derulo. The song will be released as the third single from the album in the UK and Ireland.
Hair is a song by Little Mix and appears as the fifth track on their third album Get Weird. It was released on August 28, 2015 as a promotional single. A new version of the song featuring Sean Paul was released on April 15, 2016 and was released as the fourth single from the album.
The Get Weird Tour is the third concert tour by the British girl group Little Mix in support of their third studio album, Get Weird. The tour started on March 13, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. The second leg will commence in May 2016 in Oceania and Asia. The european leg starts on June 12, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gold Magic is Little Mix's debut perfume. The group announced that they would be releasing their very own perfume in 2015. The news was announced on January 29, 2015 by the group posting a video on Fahlo and later onto their YouTube Account. The name was revealed on June 2, 2015 on their Instagram account.
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Little Mix has always been a living example of girl power, but the British gals may have outdone themselves with their fourth LP, Glory Days.
In the year since the group released its previous album, Get Weird, every Little Mix member has been through ups and downs (whether together or individually), experiences that they weren’t just able to channel into songs — they were able to create an album they loved in record time. Billboard got a chance to catch up with the group’s Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock ahead of the big release, finding out why this album is so special to them and their hopes going into the Glory Days era.
“With Get Weird, it just didn’t seem to be working. Like we couldn’t get the right songs, it just wasn’t jelling,” Pinnock explains. “And this time around, I feel like we just had so much to write about it just happened. It felt natural.”
Agreeing with Pinnock, Edwards piggybacked off the “natural” comment, mentioning how honest everyone was in the songwriting sessions, which resulted in a different concept and production process than they’ve ever had before. There were times when the writing hit a wall, though. Little Mix’s solution? Fro-yo.
During one of their last recording sessions, Edwards explained that the writer they were working with suggested a frozen yogurt run when it seemed like everyone was struggling with their creativity. “So we ordered an Uber, jumped in the car, and stayed at the mall for about half an hour just eating frozen yogurt,” laughs Edwards. Upon returning with full bellies, “We wrote one of our favorite songs on the album in like 10 minutes after that,” Edwards says. “I guess it was the sugar rush.”
A few months after Glory Days hits stores (Nov. 18), Little Mix is set for a trek across North America in support of Ariana Grande, an opportunity for which the girls are extremely excited and grateful. They have yet to figure out the set list for their opening gigs, but Edwards hopes it includes “Touch” — a sexy, danceable track with a bit of a “Hips Don’t Lie”-vibe — while Pinnock is eager to sing heartbreaking ballad “Nobody Like You” because of its powerful vocal moments for each member.
But whatever the girls choose to perform from Glory Days, power moments are bound to happen no matter what. The album is chock-full of them, particularly in songs like the “boy bye” declaration “F.U.,” feisty beat-dropper “Power” and anthemic single “Shout Out to My Ex.”
Although there are tinges of heartbreak and struggles on the album, the overall feeling that resonates from Glory Days is that the Little Mix girls have turned the past year’s hardships into success — coming out stronger, both musically and emotionally, because of it.
“The reason that we called the album Glory Days is because we’re gonna look back on this time and say that it was the glory days, the best time of our life,” Edwards says. “Hopefully our fans can share that with us.”
Adds Pinnock, “We’ve heard a lot of people say that we’ve changed their lives with our music. That’s what we set out to do.”
There’s no better person in the Little Mix universe to talk about this with than Jesy herself. The native from Romford, in East London, is familiar with the lashing tongue of Internet trolls. When talking about online culture, a steady theme of female empowerment laces the Nelson’s musings. It seems that, for her, comfort in her own skin is a top priority.
Jesy spoke to Idolator just days ahead of Glory Days’ release, phoning us up from her management’s London office. She spoke about Little Mix’s upcoming tour with Ariana Grande, Internet trolling and her engagement to Jake Roche from band Rixton. Days after this interview happened, the relationship went under scrutiny after fans noticed Jesy was not donning her engagement ring. Considering the prominent tattoo on her thigh reads, “A tiger never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep,” she’s most likely un-bothered.
Let’s get one thing out of the way: The performance on The X Factor was amazing. It’s totally surprising that it was the first time you all performed in heels.
JESY NELSON: Yes. It was terrifying. It’s really weird because obviously, as a woman, I feel like when any girl wears a pair of heels you just automatically feel sassier and sexier, and you just get a bit more confident. I’m probably going to say we’re not going to do it all the time because we’ve got dance routines that are just full-on and we’d never be able to do some of them routines in heels, but that night’s wasn’t for that long. We’ll definitely keep performing in heels. It feels sassy.
What do you think that whole backlash about what you were wearing was about, really?
JN: Oh, I don’t know. I just think everyone has something negative to say, and I think with four girls who are so confident and we want to rock it with confidence, I just think that’s a great thing. There’s not many girls who feel that confident in the world, and I think we’re all different shapes and sizes, and I think we’re sending out a good message to young girls that it doesn’t matter what size you are — if you feel confident, then you should be able to wear whatever you want. I like that about us.
The whole backlash was a little crazy.
JN: Isn’t it? No one runs at Beyoncé. Everyone praises her and calls her a queen when she comes out in a leotard. No one runs at gymnasts when they’re swinging around the pole doing their Olympics, so why is everyone moaning at us for wearing a leotard? They’re bloody comfortable and they’re easy to move in. Everyone needs to get a grip.
You had a really rough time with Internet trolls in the very beginning. Has it gotten easier? Even a little bit?
JN: I mean, to be honest, I think in the beginning because I’d never — obviously, you’ve got friends in the industry who are so new to everything. I just wasn’t used to seeing all these comments and being able to just have people say stuff about me, about literally the whole world. It was just awful, but I don’t look at that stuff anymore. I just think, “What is the point?” There’s no point in looking at negative stuff when you feel good about yourself and you feel positive. That’s all that should matter. No one else’s opinions matter. If you feel good about yourself then fuck everyone else.
How was the making of Glory Days different from Get Weird? Last time you four scrapped a whole album.
JS: Well, with the last album we just didn’t really know what kind of route we wanted to go. We didn’t really know what sound we wanted to go with, so it was a lot harder. This time around, we knew exactly what we wanted to do. We knew exactly what sound we wanted to go for, so it all kind of came really naturally. We had so much to talk about, it just all happened really quickly and we just knew it was right. We loved every single song. None of them felt like album fillers. It was really, really a much more enjoyable experience this time, I’d say.
What was the vibe like in the room when you all cutting “Shout Out to My Ex”? Some in the group were definitely going through stuff. It must have been amazing.
JN: It was. It was literally like,we just knew when we heard the song this has to be the next single because one, it’s just I feel like no one’s really ever done a song which is about heartbreak that makes you feel good about yourself, that makes you think, “Oh, fuck you. I don’t need you anymore.” That’s what we love about it. You listen to it and it makes you feel empowered, it makes you feel like you don’t need your ex, which we absolutely loved. I just think it’s a proper girl power anthem. When we were cutting it, it was just so amazing. We were so excited. We couldn’t wait for everybody to hear it.
Little Mix came right out of the gate contributing to the songwriting to your albums, which is historically very hard for new pop groups to do. What was the process of you all actually getting into that?
JN: We’re very creative in the fact that we literally are hands-on with everything we do that involves our choreography, the way we dress, the way — just everything. Literally from the very beginning, as soon as we got put together as a group, we knew exactly how we wanted to be perceived. It comes quite easy. We all used to write before, anyway. We used to write our own little songs before the group, so it was never a question of, “Oh, God — I’ve never done this before. This is scary.” What was exciting is knowing that there were four people to be able to experience it with and share stories with and write about our experiences together. We can all relate to the same things, but we’ve all got different stories to tell, and yeah — they all come out in our music, which is really nice. Just knowing that someone across the world can listen to our songs and feel better about themselves and feel more empowered just feels amazing.
Little Mix is heading on tour with Ariana. What are you looking forward to the most?
JN: Oh my gosh. I think one, obviously, getting to connect with her fans and hopefully them becoming our fans. And seeing our fans, as well. Two, just performing in the most epic arenas every night, like being able to play just incredible, iconic venues is just going to be insane. Madison Square Garden’s going to be great, and being able to watch Ariana perform every night because her album — we literally have it on repeat every day, so being able to see her perform is going to be so much fun. We’ve met her a few times, and she’s always been so lovely, but really getting to hopefully become friends with her would be lovely.
You’re engaged, but I was reading about you talking about having no rush into actually getting into the wedding. Were you just getting tired of the question, “When’s the wedding?”
JN: Yes. It’s funny, because when my fiancé proposed to me, he’d never done it like, “We’re getting married tomorrow.” He felt like when he called me his girlfriend, it wasn’t enough. He felt like it really undermined our relationship, and he loved the fact that — I don’t know, he loved the fact that he can say I’m his fiancé instead of just his girlfriend, and I love that. I think that’s really sweet. We’re in no rush. We want to travel the world together. There’s so much we want to do together, and at the moment, we’re so focused on our own careers that there just isn’t time. We’re literally in no rush. I think when we know, we’ll know, and we’ll do it, and [it will] probably be really intimate, hardly any people there. We’re very much in love, and we’ll do it when we feel the time is right.
Often referred to as this generation’s Spice Girls, Little Mix are just on the cusp of releasing their latest album Glory Days. The girls are no newcomers to the FAULT scene, having previously been featured in issue 17– back when Salute was only just being released. It has been a while since and the foursome has surely done some growing up in the meanwhile. We caught up with Little Mix ahead of their album release and here’s their take on the past 5 years of their careers.
You’ve gone a long way since people first saw you on the X Factor. You’ve rocketed to the top, broken records and vanished the jinx of the X-Factor winner. How does it feel to prove everyone wrong? Perrie: It feels really good. Every little bit of success we get, we feel massively grateful and humbled for it. I don’t think I’ve ever expected to have the success that we have now. But I’m glad we broke that curse for X Factor. We’re very proud of ourselves.
It’s been five years now. What do you think is the most important lesson that you’ve learned over the past five years? Perrie Just to try and stay grounded with all your family and friends. Hold your loved ones really close. And try to keep your own little circle of friends. It’s hard to trust people in this industry. So yeah, keep all your family close. Jade To appreciate what we have. I think it’s very easy in this job to think negatively and think low of yourself after working such long hours. We’re always tired, but we have to remember that we’re in a much better position than many other girls. And also – to never underestimate our success.
So straight out of the X Factor – what were the biggest issues that you encountered in the industry? Leigh-Anne We didn’t have a clue what to expect. When you’re in a show like that, you’re kind of thrown into it in a way that you don’t really have any time to adjust to it. I think we were just really lucky to have each other. Doing that on your own – must be so much pressure. I’m just really happy that I got to have these girls as my comfort blanket.
Was there a specific moment in your careers when you realized that you’re becoming role models for young girls and therefore had a responsibility towards them? Perrie I think being named role models kind of happened just naturally, we never really asked for it. Which is lovely, I love the fact that girls look up to us and we empower people and inspire them. But obviously, we’re young girls and we’re going to do silly things sometimes that can kind of put pressure on us, but we’re just being ourselves. And if that means that we’re being role models by just being ourselves, then that’s incredible. It’s a massive compliment.
And as so, do you have any particular life stories that you’d like to share with your young audience for them to learn from? Leigh-Anne Well, both Jade and me had bad skin when we were young. And we used to get teased. And at the time – you think it’s the worst thing in the world. What I would say to anyone that is suffering from it is the fact that it will go away and it’s not the end of the world.
As women in the public eye working in an industry that constantly scrutinizes people – women first and foremost – have you ever felt you had a responsibility to act against it? Perrie Well, now that we’ve got a bit of influence – which is amazing – we try our best to make something positive out of it. We don’t think it’s fair that women get scrutinized more than men. Everything is harder for a woman in every kind of aspect and that’s why we try to empower women with our music, our image and everything we stand for. If we can help a little bit, then we’re doing okay.
How did you all find your individualities under the given circumstances? Perrie We kind of stayed the same I think. From the beginning, we all knew who we were individually, what our style was and what we liked and disliked. Nothing changed, it just evolved. We like to be individuals because more people can relate to us. People relate to Leigh-Anne differently than they relate to me and so on. We’re all tight knit, but we embrace our individualities too.
Have you always had this mindset? Perrie Yeah, we’ve had the same beliefs pretty much from the beginning. We’ve always wanted to be girl-power; we’ve always wanted to inspire people.
How do you usually cope with the pressure of that omnipresent eye of the media? Perrie At first, it was really horrible. We were really young; I was 17 when I got put into Little Mix. I felt like a baby, I didn’t know how to fend for myself. Moving to London was terrifying – to not be with my family. I think, at first, we found it hard reading things about ourselves that weren’t true. Like rumours or seeing a bad picture right on the front of a magazine or whatever it was. But now, we literally couldn’t care less. Leigh-Anne It doesn’t matter. We’ve learned how to deal with it all of it now. Everybody gets it. Adele, Beyoncé, everyone gets scrutinized. And it’s usually from people who don’t have a life.
What’s next for Little Mix? Perrie Hopefully a lot more success. But we’re very happy with this album. It’s a lot more mature, it’s very honest and it’s different to what we’ve done before. We just hope it does really well.
What’s your FAULT? Perrie I can be stubborn. Leigh-Anne When I gen drunk, I take things really seriously. Jade Mine is overthinking. I’m too much of a perfectionist.
SPENDING a morning with Little Mix is like being in the eye of a hair extension, bronzer and fake eyelash tornado – with the occasional twerk thrown in for good measure.
It’s the first time the girls have seen each other after getting a rare four weeks off before going back into promo for new single Shout Out To My Ex.
It’s the fifth time we’ve interviewed the foursome – and they’re sassier than ever before.
Do you want people to read into the lyrics for your new single Shout Out To My Ex? Jesy We’re not going to shy away from situations that have happened. We’ve all been through heartbreak and love, so we’ve written a song that girls can relate to. It’s kind of an “up yours!”. I love that they will think: “Oh, f**k you,” when they hear it. That’s why I feel so lucky that we can express ourselves through our music.
It’s very feisty… Leigh-Anne We are not holding back on this album – we’re giving it everything. Perrie [Puts on an American accent] No more nice Little Mix… No more nice girls!
What would you shout out to an ex? P I’m all the way up and I’m never coming down. L-A In my opinion, they always come back and this could be a way of saying: “Do you know what? Too late. I didn’t like you anyway!”
There’s a lyric in SOTME about faking it in bed. Have you ever done that? P I think every girl has done that. L-A Sometimes you feel bad and don’t want them to feel awkward, so you just do it. P You’re so funny! Jade We’ve all been there. L-A Or if you’re getting bored of it. Jade And you want it to be over and you’re just like: “Come on…!” P It’s what every girl thinks and what every girl’s been through. We’re just saying it in a song. L-A Also, if your ex has been a bit of an a***hole, then it’s nice to belittle them!
How body-confident are you? Jesy As we’ve got older, we genuinely don’t give a s**t any more. [The constant scrutiny] is hard to take when you’re young, but now we’re more confident. We’re happy to be how we are, and don’t care if we put on a couple of pounds. I feel like curves are really in at the moment – I love that they’re celebrated. L-A They should always be in. I went to London Fashion Week in September and some models were really skinny. Jesy You should celebrate any size. If you can rock your body with confidence, and you’re happy in your own skin, there’s nothing sexier. I feel like we’re all in a really good place with how we feel about ourselves.
Do you ever let online comments about your appearance affect you? Jesy We never read comments any more. I think if people want to comment about you, what does it say about them? It just shows you they’ve got no life. P People are always going to be negative. When we started out, it was like when you’re in a playground and the whole school was talking about you: “Oh my god, did you see what Perrie did?” It was that, but on a world scale and it was weird. But now, I couldn’t give a f**k.
Are diets a dirty word? Jesy We love to eat healthy, but then we’ll have days when what we eat is unforgivable. I had the biggest Domino’s yesterday, but don’t care because it f**king made me happy. Then I’ll eat healthy for the rest of the week and have another cheat day. P Nothing makes me happier than food. Jesy We’re all such foodies. It’s not good to eat s**t all the time, but we’re normal and like to eat s**t!
How can these four girls keep topping their best? Fourth studio album Glory Days certainly promises to be their most accomplished collection yet, but does it deliver? Here’s exclusive track-by-track review.
1. ‘SHOUT OUT TO MY EX’
Little Mix’s fourth chart-topper in the UK is their most personal smash hit ever. It doesn’t take a private investigator to work out who the subject is, but the girls get their own back on the unreliable former
fiancé with plenty of clapback lyrics, solid sisterhood and one enormous chorus. Its mix of personal insight and fun ferociousness sets the agenda for Glory Days decorously.
After putting that ex in his place, Little Mix are strutting into the club with ‘Touch’. This is the first time the girl group have gone full shimmering club anthem, and their powerful vocals and fierce delivery fit it perfectly. There’s a seductive bass line, the beats pop in all the right places, and there are clicks ready for some on-point choreography. “Just a touch of your love is enough to take control of my whole body,” they flirt on the chorus. Just a few seconds of this song is enough to take control of our whole body for sure.
When it comes to a throwback ’50s sway, Little Mix have a reputation for playing the sweet and flirtatious girls so well (like on ‘Love Me Like You’ for example). But here on ‘F.U.’ that classic sound is given plenty of Girl Power bite. “You’re cheating, you’re lying, I know that you’re hiding two cellphones,” they warn their unreliable boyfriend. It’s a tasty twist on the traditional love song format, giving two fingers up to being treated wrongfully while fluttering their eyelashes.
It looks like we have a new rebound anthem, people. “Oops my baby, you woke up in my bed / Oops we broke up, we’re best off as friends,” Little Mix coo on the doo-wop chorus, which is a total earworm. It’s hard to not be swept up with the melody of this one, as well as its addictive whistle line. We’re still in ’50s pop territory, but there’s enough bounce here to make it an album highlight. Charlie Puth also puts in an appearance as the other half, and his warm tone fits nicely opposite the girls’ soulful vocals.
5. ‘YOU GOTTA NOT’
Sass level overload. Little Mix are back to put the men in their life straight, but over hip-wiggling beats of course. There’s a huge airy chorus of the girls complaining that they need a man, so all the boys out there take note. It’s co-written by Grammy-winning singer Meghan Trainor, so obviously there’s a hook that catches you and refuses to let go. It’s buoyant, fun and knowingly fierce. Oh and the lyric “Is you afraid of Blue’s Clues?” is still 100% amazing.
6. ‘DOWN & DIRTY’
With a title like ‘Down & Dirty’ is it any surprise that this is a filthy electronic number for the club? In the best possible way of course. And it gets to business right from the off, as Jesy declares: “I’m tasty, delicious, I’m rough around the edges.” Same. It builds with synths and pulsating beats throughout, before dropping into trap-pop on the chorus where we can only imagine the seductive routine the girls are dreaming up for this one. Oh and there’s probably a lyric the Education Secretary will raise an eyebrow at: “Glad I didn’t listen to my teachers / Teachers teach you not to be a dreamer.” They have a point though. As fans of Game of Thrones, we also majorly enjoyed the Daenerys shout out too.
Vroom vroom. Little Mix fire up their motorbike engines for this Wild West-meets-Tomorrowland Festival blowout. Twangy guitars give way to a storming electronic chorus – and we need to speak about the girls’ vocals on this track. It’s their most ferocious delivery with raspy growls and big declarations on the hook. You can almost smell the burning rubber on the roads from them revving up their engines.
8. ‘YOUR LOVE’
After getting messed around by their beaus earlier in the album, ‘Your Love’ is a straight-up slice of romance with an airy chorus of glowing electronics and almost Lion King-worthy chants. There’s no other way of describing this than it feeling like 3 minutes and 27 seconds of being whisked away to a warm paradise island of joy. With an all-you-can-eat buffet as well, of course. It’s easily the most uplifting track on Glory Days.
9. ‘NOBODY LIKE YOU’
Here comes the big ballad moment. While ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ was the big middle finger up to that former flame, ‘Nobody Like You’ is the more vulnerable side to the break-up. “Stop making up excuses when it hurts,” Jesy sings on the largely stripped-back production, while some of the delivery is so emotionally-charged it sounds like they could burst into tears at any moment. It’s powerful and lifted even further at the end with echoed piano and strings. “I’ve tried goodbye a hundred times / Not one of them true.” Weep.
10. ‘NO MORE SAD SONGS’
Now that the break-up has well and truly sunk in, the girls are trying to put it behind them by getting back out there and enjoying their lives again. The one request? No more sad songs, obviously. “I’m still trying to put this behind me / I still want to know who’s taking you home,” Perrie admits on the verse, before it bursts into a spirited electronic-tinged chorus that you can really get swept up in with its addictive squiggles. It’s a beautifully defiant twist on a subtle club banger, and Perrie’s big vocal run at the end is a real moment.
11. ‘PRIVATE SHOW’
Quite possibly the most unexpected track on Glory Days, ‘Private Show’ hears Little Mix channel some of the very best influences from the ’00s. Think a dash of Christina Aguilera’s persuasion and a spot of Christina Milian’s peppiness with a slight whiff of Misteeq’s street sensibility. Sharp brass gives it bounce, rattling beats give it energy and the chorus will have pretty much everyone lip-syncing for their legacy. It’s that mighty.
12. ‘NOTHING ELSE MATTERS’
You just know that this is going to be the big empowering moment at Little Mix’s huge arena shows next year. “Nothing else matters but us,” they chant over crashing beats and an ’80s-influenced driving synth line, all coming together to deliver an effective finale. There’s even the part where you can imagine crowds of thousands clapping along. It’s a blissful sentiment to end with on an album that largely deals with heartbreak and love.
Their forthcoming studio release Glory Days is out on November 18 and it promises to be the group’s most honest and eclectic yet. Member Perrie Edwards was kind enough to speak with us about the therapeutic nature of songwriting, the evolution of the Little Mix sound, their forthcoming 2017 tour with Ariana Grande and why they decided — as a group! — to be so candid and revealing in their recent book Our World.
I know it was only two years between Salute and Get Weird but it felt like much longer. Thankfully, there’s a shorter wait for Glory Days since it’s out in November. Was the writing process easier this time around? What inspired you guys to put out an album more quickly than before?
I think with the Get Weird album, it was the hardest album we’ve ever made so we had no idea what sound we wanted to go for, we didn’t really know what we wanted to write about…and so it took a lot of time. But the Glory Days album literally just kind of fell into place. It was kind of like therapy for us, I think. We spoke about everything we’ve been through over the past year or even the past five years in our career. And it just felt like the easiest album to make. It’s just been incredible, and we’re so excited about it. That’s why we can’t wait to get it out.
So would you say Glory Days is more autobiographical than your past albums?
I think so. Honestly, I think we poured our hearts and souls into this album, so it’s a very kind of love and heartbreak album, but we’re just really passionate about it.
Your sound has evolved a lot since DNA. That album had more of a straight-up pop sound, Salute was more R&B, and then Get Weird incorporated more rock and ‘80s pop. So your sound has shifted a lot over the years, which is great because it keeps things from getting stagnant. Where would you say Glory Days falls, sound-wise?
The thing is with us is, we never want to be predictable. But at the same time we know what our fans love and we know what kind of sounds we want to get across to everyone. But this album is definitely more eclectic — it’s completely different to what we’ve done on our other albums. Take all the best things of our other albums and jam them into one. Our second single in particular that we love, it’s so cool — the sound production, the harmonies, the melodies — it’s very catchy tunes that people just want to listen to.
Where did the album title come from?
So Glory Days is, basically, we’ve been saying that these are the best days of our lives and we’re gonna look back on this when we’re really old and think “Wow, we had so much fun, we absolutely loved it and we had the best times of our lives.” I feel like we’re living our glory days now.
Let’s talk about the lead single, “Shout Out to My Ex.” Why do you think it’s so relatable as a concept…the idea of moving on from a toxic ex or a disaster ex?
I think when you go through a breakup, the first initial thing you do is put on music. I think everyone can relate to music. It doesn’t matter who you are in the world, where you are in the world. Your initial reaction is to listen to really sad songs and get upset and get emotional. But I feel like we’re kind of missing that anthemic, I don’t really care anymore song that makes you feel amazing and makes you feel empowered and it’s inspirational. And everybody in the world can relate to it, because everybody’s got an ex, and everybody needs a little pick me up I think, which is nice, so that’s why we did it. We want everybody to feel great about themselves.