If anyone can lift us out of the gloom, it’s Little Mix.
Britain’s most successful girl band are breaking through the fug of self-isolation with a turbo-charged new single that goes by the self-explanatory title Break Up Song.
Singer Perrie Edwards joined BBC on the phone from her house in London to explain what’s going on; and how the split from Syco has given Little Mix permission to go back to their first love: pure, unfiltered, hands-in-the-air pop anthems.
All interview you can read HERE
Hey Perrie, how are you?
I’m great! I’m in my kitchen making a grilled sandwich.
Excellent news. What filling?
Well, have you ever heard of [swanky Danish juice bar chain] Joe and the Juice?
Yes, there’s one next door to the BBC!
Well, I’m a little bit obsessed with that because my boyfriend likes it, so… there’s a Tuna sandwich that you get from there, and I’m basically just making my own version of that.
Well, I’m glad we’ve got all the important stuff out of the way first. Shall we wrap up the interview here?
Or maybe we should talk about the new single…
Oh, alright then.
It’s immediately recognisable as a classic Little Mix song, but how did it come about?
Sometimes when we do writing sessions you’re literally sat there, twiddling your thumbs, doodling on a piece of paper, pretending you’re coming up with ideas while you’re secretly going on Uber and ordering yourself a car home.
Then there’s other days when everything is flowing and it feels amazing. And this was one of those days. We went in the studio with Camille, who’s like the fifth member of Little Mix, and we wrote about six or seven songs in one day.www.bbc.com