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Ally Brooke

  Vocal Type: Full-Lyric Soprano

  Vocal Range: F3 - G6 [ 3 Octaves 1 Note ]

  Highest Belt: B5

Lauren Jauregui 

  Vocal Type: Alto

  Vocal Range: E3 - F6 [ 3 Octaves 1 Notes ]

  Highest Belt: E5

Camila Cabello

  Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano

  Vocal Range: D3 - G#6 [ 3 Octaves 3 Note 1 Semitone ]

  Highest Belt: G#5

Normani Hamilton 

  Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

  Vocal Range: C#3 - Eb7 [ 4 Octaves 3 Notes ]

  Highest Belt: G#5

Dinah Hanson

  Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

  Vocal Range: E3 - F6 [ 3 Octaves 1 Note ]

  Highest Belt: G5

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My Track By Track Review of Little Mix’s Fourth Album Glory Days

The excitement every time Little Mix announce a new album never gets old or decreases, because there is nothing better than ending the year with new Little Mix music! Glory Days is the fourth studio album from the amazing British girl group, who have come such a long way from winning the X-Factor. I’m not going to wait anymore, cause excitement is just too damn high, so let’s listen to what I’m sure will be a wonderful masterpiece of an album.


Track 1 - Shout Out To My Ex

A catchy as hell song, one when you listen too you’ll understand why it’s the opening track and also the lead single for Little Mix’s fourth album. I must admit  when I first heard this song it had similar sounds to Ugly Heart, but when you listen to it more and more you can clearly hear the differences between the two songs. Either way that doesn’t make this song any less fun, catchy, sassy or extremely addictive to listen too. The Little Mix girls have once again delivered a banger song.

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie

Favourite Song Lyric: Forget that boy, I’m over it


Track 2 - Touch

The beat is certainly catchy and something you would hear on the charts nowadays, and the girls vocals are brilliant as always. However the repetitive chorus is what brings this song down, in my opinion. I was hoping that we would get something like A.D.I.D.A.S but a more mature version accompanied by a good beat. We have the beat, but the lyrics (in the chorus) is what we just missed out on.

Rating: 7/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: And I’m not afraid to fade into emotions. Cause I know that this could be something real


Track 3 - F.U

I thought this song was going to have a similar sound to Shout Out To My Ex, but nope it surprised me and Little Mix turned it into a soaring ballad. The vocals the girls deliver are exactly what you come to expect from 4 talented, powerhouse women who shine when they sing together. This song is what You Gotta Not missed or lacks, which was the lyrics to accompany the great beat. But I’m glad Little Mix delivered on this track.

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: Jade

Favourite Song Lyric: Why am I such a fool when it comes to you


Track 4 - Oops (feat Charile Puth)

Reminds me of a 50’s type sound that is very pleasing to listen too. Would it be a strong single choice? Probably not, but considering it features Charlie Puth the girls much choose it. Both Little Mix and Charlie have voices that compliment each other very well, and that makes this collab a fantastic choice.

Rating: 7 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie and Jade

Favourite Song Lyric: Now I accidentally need you, I don’t know what to do


Track 5 -  You Gotta Not

This track was written by Meghan Trainor so that explains why the lyrics aren’t as strong as other Little Mix songs. Personally this song could be better in so many ways and I feel like it’s a step back for the girls lyrically. The beat is catchy and the girls vocals are on point, but that’s all the praise I can give this song. The obvious let down is the verses which could have been re-written to be stronger, the chorus is the only part of the song where you don’t mind singing out loud, plus the catchy line of “And baby when you wanna start growin’ up. We can boom, boom, boom, baby, fall in love”, is the one that I personally sing whenever it comes on. However overall this song is only meant to be enjoyed for the beat.

Rating: 6/10

Stand out vocally: Don’t have one

Favourite Song Lyric: I need a man, a man who can act like a man


Track 6 - Down & Dirty

This song right here, is the many reasons why I love Little Mix. When you think you know exactly what to expect from Glory Days, they literally blow you away. Down & Dirty is a new sound for the girls, but they rock it! The beat drops in all the right places, and the girls vocals are all fierce. The bridge is the best part and gives off Salute type vibes, the only negative about this song is the time duration. Why in the world it couldn’t be longer baffles me, this in my opinion would be such a strong single choice and it’s that good that people won’t care that it’s only 2:55 long.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie

Favourite Song Lyric: Glad I didn’t listen to my teachers, teachers teach you not to be a dreamer


Track 7 - Power

If there is one song one this album that is 100% worthy of being a single is Power! Everything about this song down to the vocals, production, lyrics is on point. Little Mix have never done something like this before and it gives off fierce vibes. I was actually expecting a ballad, but this is WAY better. Hands down one of Little Mix’s best songs to ever be made.

Rating: 9 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: Got you thinking that I’m all innocent, but wait ‘till I get you home


Track 8 - Your Love

I must admit along with You Gotta Not this isn’t the strongest song on the album, but it has it’s moments. It’s a sweet song that reminds you of the beach or some tropical island.

Rating: 7/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie and Leigh-Anne

Favourite Song Lyric: Woah, your the one that I need


Track 9 - Nobody Like You

Here it is, the big ballad moment that Little Mix always have on each of their albums. And undoubtedly Nobody Like You is emotional, adding the girls vocals and we have a heart-wrenching ballad. If I was asked which ballad was my favourite, I honestly wouldn’t know which one to choose. However Little Mix deliver a whole new set of emotions in this song, and in turn takes this ballad to another level.

Rating: 9/10

Stand out vocally: All, but Jesy really stands out in this song

Favourite Song Lyric: But all you left me with was scars, and that’s the hardest part


Track 10 - No More Sad Songs

This could be a great summer single, it’s got a nice laid back vibe and the beat is calming. One of the many songs on this album that you will have blasting in your car, and you will most certainly be dancing once that chorus kicks in.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie and Jade

Favourite Song Lyric: I will only hurt myself, tryna hurt you


Track 11 - Private Show

Another amazing song, this is a sexy song for sure! It’s a stand out and in my personal opinion better than Touch. Like Down and Dirty it’s a shame that it’s a short song, however that doesn’t take away from how sexy the girls are, especially the bridge singing “Under the sheets, let me love you so good. If you want to touch then baby you should”. Sexy Little Mix is a down right blessing.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: Right from the get go, you had me at hello


Track 12 - Nothing Else Matters

What do Little Mix do best? Surprise us with basically everything that they do, whether that comes to their vocals or the sound they’re going for, they always manage to deliver. This is a uplifting song, one that you can imagine a crowd full of Mixers signing along too. A very feel good song that automatically makes you smile. What’s even more of a bonus is that I’m completely obsessed with the bridge, Jade and Leigh-Anne really shine!.

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: Jade and Leigh-Anne

Favourite Song Lyric: All of them, all the boys will never be you now


Track 13 - Beep Beep

Remember A.D.I.D.A.S and how I wanted Touch to have a similar vibe? Well Beep Beep has just delivered that. It’s the older sister to A.D.I.D.A.S, Little Mix aren’t holding back and get quite cheeky, singing, “I’ve blown my engine, I think I broke the stick. Too busy dreaming of jumping on ya…”, there is no doubt that we can all fill in the blank there, and it’s such a new side of the girls, but it’s one that I personally like. Little Mix are grown women, so why shouldn’t they sing about adult topics?. It’s a song from the snippet I didn’t think I’d enjoy, but it has pleasantly surprised me

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: I’m going crazy, the thought of you is driving me wild


Track 14 - Freak

Forgot about Touch, Freak is the one that you want to blast. The way I see this song is similar message to F.U. In the first verse Jesy sings, “Lipstick on your shirt, don’t make it worse by lying to me”. Indicating that the girls know the guy is going behind their backs and messing around, and that the guy better watch out for the girls “freak” side, so to speak. It’s without a doubt one of the stand out songs on this album.

Rating: 9/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: There’s emotions you haven’t seen, be your nightmare or your queen


Track 15 - Touch (Acoustic)

To be honest I much rather listen to the acoustic version of Touch than the original, the girls manage to turn a club banger song into a sexy acoustic piece. Their voices shine and it adds a whole new level to the song, it’s amazing how stripping a song back really gives it another vibe.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: And I’m not afraid to fade into emotions. Cause I know that this could be something real


Rating: 90/100

Stand out songs: Nobody Like You, Power, Freak, Private Show, No More Sad Songs, Down and Dirty

Girl(s) that shine vocally: Jade no doubt has so many strong moments in this album. Her tone is so beautiful to listen too, that majority of the time I replayed her verses because of how much I loved her voice. The other girls shine as well, however for me personally Jade is just a stand out in every song.

Strong single choices: Power, Freak, Private Show, No More Sad Songs, Down and Dirty


Conclusion

This is most certainly a different direction for the girls, Glory Days embodies the current trends that are on the charts now, but it still holds the essence of Little Mix. In saying that, the disappointment some mixers might feel is that the girls sacrificed the lyrics, in order to maintain a good beat, which is something that didn’t need to be done (just take a listen to Shawn Mendes album Illuminate). However I personally fell in love with Glory Days after just one listen, and there is plenty on here to love.

The positives are that Little Mix delivered a sassy, honest and fun album that you will definitely blast in your room or in your car. It has many big moments vocally and production wise, and there is no doubt it makes you want to dance. What I appreciate about Little Mix is no album of theirs is the same, they all have their unique personality’s and you can easily guess which song is from what era. The girls always manage to produce amazing albums, and even if Glory Days isn’t your cup of tea there is still at least one song (or maybe more) that you’ll instantly love.

Little Mix have proven time and time again that they can sing just about anything. They push themselves to make each album bigger and better. I can see how this sound might not appeal to many of their fans, but it’s appealing to many others and this might just bring in a whole new demographic/fans for the girls, fingers crossed.

Glory Days is a statement, the girls aren’t playing around anymore and are not holding back one bit. They are determined to prove how much they’ve grown, they aren’t afraid to be honest and they know who they’re and what they want to say. No matter what sound of theirs you like, you can’t deny that this is an album that is jam packed with hits and the production is on point in each song. I give a huge round of applause to Little Mix for keeping it fresh but still being able to stay the same old Little Mix we know and love.

Regarding Camila's Departure

In light of the news about Camila’s exit, I am saddened by the decision but wish nothing but the best for her. As someone who has watched Fifth Harmony blossom from a group on The X Factor to a thriving girl band, this is all very sad to me. My heart hurts for Camila as a lot of her fans are celebrating her exit. She helped the band reach this level of fame and success through so much sacrifice. She put so much time into this band that it didn’t become fun anymore. Over the past year or so, you can tell she’s grown apart… but honestly, all of them have. Many people are happy that she left because her solo career took off. Let me remind you, every single one of them has also had solo projects and it’s a way of self-expression. They are all happiest when they can be themselves and for awhile, Camila hasn’t been herself. They have spent years and years working and sacrificing themselves in an unfair music industry, there is so much behind the scenes that we don’t know. I’m sure, while Camila is probably happy to leave, it was a difficult decision for her. It’s frustrating to see all these people celebrating her departure- please don’t be so hard on her, I’m sure she’s already very hard on herself.

I am happy for Camila, happy that she finally got out of a band that was continuously managed by people whom overworked their clients and disallowed them to truly be themselves. Sure, there had been some progress since the last management company but still. I am happy that Camila left solely because she’ll be free to be happy again. I miss the 2012-2013 era full of mall tours and goofy interviews and live streams. I miss the close relationships they all had and joked about. I miss the inside jokes, like what happened in the elevator, and the late night follow sprees and the excessive hashtag voting. I’m proud that all of them are finally expressing themselves again. I’m proud that Camila had finally had enough and I won’t be surprised if others are to follow. The music industry has always been vicious and I won’t be surprised if they decide to go on a hiatus or break up all together. I love Fifth Harmony, always have and always will, but I can sense the displeasure and disunity. They’re all so different and all have different dreams to pursue. Let me remind you, they had all gone to The X Factor with dreams of becoming successful solo artists. In the mean time, we will wait. Will they be the next One Direction, Destiny’s Child, or NSYNC? Maybe, years from now, they’ll be Fifth Harmony again.

Now, of course, there is the issue of Camren. I do believe that this was a factor into Camila’s departure. I believe that our incessant pegging about Camren over the years lead to Camila’s discomfort. I do believe that they were together at some time, if not still are (I will, however, continue to be supportive of Lauren and Lucy). Is it a coincidence that Lauren wrote that letter just recently? Lauren herself has always been of a rebellious nature. Her recent arrest and the audio going around about management using them as slaves has lead me to believe that she’ll be leaving soon too. In conclusion, it’s only fitting that we all listen to “Miss Movin’ On”, “Gonna Get Better”, and “Goodbye”. LONG LIVE CAMREN!

Recognize these FIVE unique, intricately decorated and holiday-themed mics? Come on HARMONIZERS….FIVE anything = fantastic, fabulous, fivesome?!  It’s Fifth Harmony!  These are the mics used to perform some of our favorite girl group’s final songs of the season on the finale!

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The Permanent Rain Press Interview with Little Mix. (Watch in HD)

We had the opportunity to interview The X Factor winners Little Mix when they stopped in Vancouver on the “Neon Lights” tour earlier this month. Stay tuned to hear them chat about touring North America, Vancouver Mixers, their latest album, “Salute,” and their chances of embarking on a world tour.

shoutout to zendaya for saying they were the first ‘group’ instead of ‘girl group’ to win the x factor. they were the first GROUP. ever. period. 

it blows my mind that people say little mix are flops considering little mix are the only girl group in all of uk history to win the x factor, following a #1 uk single, and their first album DNA debuted at #4 on the us billboard top 100 making them the first british girl group to ever debut in the top 5, completely destroying the spice girls previous record. and that’s JUST what they accomplished from their first fucking record.