Review - Little Mix - Salute
British girl group Little Mix had it pretty easy their first time around. Debut album ‘DNA’ was destined to do well--the foursome had just won the X Factor and had two number one singles (their winner’s single, a cover of Damien Rice’s “Cannonball” and a collaborative track with powerhouses One Direction and JLS). They were in the place where it doesn’t matter what’s released as long as something is.
Unfortunately, ‘DNA’ was rather mediocre, save for a few select tracks. It seemed this might have been another instance of high hopes for a long-standing career being dashed. Until ‘Salute’, the surprisingly fast sophomore album (less than a year after their first).
‘Salute’ is everything ‘DNA’ should have been and more. First off, it sees the girls actually getting involved in their sound and direction, both of which seem to have given them confidence. The songwriting may not be too lofty, but it does hold a maturity missing from their debut. Secondly, the MUSIC. This is the epitome of 90’s girl group R&B/pop coming back. Every song on the album is a jam, and some are so reminiscent of Play, Blaque, and even the Spice Girls it’s incredible.
‘DNA’ didn’t have too many successful singles, but this one certainly will.
Listen to: Every song, my favorite being “A Different Beat”