Wednesday, July 29, 2015

HEAR THIS: Little Mix rocks Radio 1's Live Lounge (again)

The ladies of Little Mix are certainly flying high. Member Jesy announced her engagement to the lead singer of Rixton. They finally announced the title and release date for their long awaited third album (Get Weird, on November 6th -- globally!).

Oh, and perhaps you haven't heard but their single "Black Magic" has been #1 in their native UK for the past few weeks to become their third UK chart-topper. You know, no big.

That should be enough to satiate the haters but LM doesn't rest on their laurels. I don't stan them for nothing, after all. The quartet are no strangers to the Radio 1 Live Lounge -- a fantastic concept that I wish Americans would embrace. Artists perform cover songs of their own choice live (get it), usually acoustically, and its led to all sorts of incredible and inventive re-imaginings.

La Mix performed a radical remix of Jason DeRulo's "Want To Want Me", slowing the tempo way down and showing off with lots of jazzy melismas (zing!) and harmonies En Vogue would be proud of. As the chorus is cued up, they are aided by a full freakin' gospel-style choir. 

But wait! Just when you think it couldn't possibly get any more lovely -- it does. Following the chorus, the girls toss in a bit of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody". 

All four of our girls swing from vocal strength to vocal strength and they are clearly having a blast. 

Excuse me, Radio 1. I need a MP3 version of this stat. At the very least, I hope it's a "bonus" cut on Get Weird because oh...em...gee.

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