Seeing comments/confessions like “I know Little Mix are grown women and they can be sexy if they want, but I think they need to tone it down because they do have younger fans” or “Glory Days is great but where are the inspirational songs? Like it’s all about sex now, they should really think about their younger fans”. And all I keep thinking is. What about their older fans? What about the fans that have literally grew up with LM? Why can’t they get the music that appeals to them as well? Why do the girls have to cater only to the younger demographic and completely ignore their older demographic?.
Glory Days might not be the most inspirational album they’ve done. But it still has killer songs that help make you feel empowered, like Power and Shout Out To My Ex. It still has stunning ballads, like Nobody Like You and F.U. It still sounds like Little Mix only they’ve experimented with what’s current on the charts now, which is the EDM sound. What I’ve always loved about LM is their ability to create something new, that us fans, wouldn’t expect but still keep the essence of LM.
I get the girls have a lot of younger fans, but there aren’t the only fans they have. And it gets really frustrating to see LM getting hated on (by their own fandom) for growing up and becoming confident, strong, young women. I really hope LM keep the mature vibe for LM5, perhaps even a mix of Salute/Glory Days because it’s absolutely ridiculous that majority of their fans are trying to stop them from growing up. When some of you grow up and become young women/men, I’m pretty sure you’ll be thankful to Little Mix for creating an album like Glory Days. But just because you can’t relate to any of those songs now, doesn’t mean in the future you won’t be able too.
People really need to stop treating Little Mix like they are still teenagers and start respecting/supporting who they are now as women. You may not wear the clothes they do or feel comfortable with showing that much skin but Perrie, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Jesy do. And if I had a small portion of their confidence and if I had even one of their amazing figures, you know what, I’d probably be flaunting it too.
Little Mix are women. And they should be able to make music for all their fans, not just bubblegum pop for the younger demographic. I grew up listening to LM, and each album has helped me in their own way through different stages of my life, even if it’s just a handful of songs from their albums. Glory Days is no different and LM5 will be no different.