After a young fan writes an open letter to Little Mix about their racy lyrics, the new album looks set to be saucier than ever...
Little Mix have a new album out, in case you hadn’t heard, and the girls are already raising eyebrows with their saucier-than-saucy lyrics…
Titled Shout Out To My Ex, the latest lyric to cause outrage is rumoured to be Perrie Edwards’ subtle message to her ex, Zayn Malik.
According to The Sun, in one of the upcoming tracks, the girls sing: ‘I hope she gettin’ better sex, Hope she ain’t fakin’ it like I did, babe.’
Perrie also seemingly references the tattoo Zayn had of her face on his bicep, singing: ‘Guess I should say thank you, For the ‘hate yous’ and the tattoos, Oh baby I’m cool by the way, Ain’t sure I loved you anyway.’
But it seems that singing about faking orgasms and getting in the sack with boys might be too much for some of their young fans, especially after that open letter the band received from an eight-year-old fan a few months ago.
‘Singing along to Hair, I did a rude word’, the fan wrote. ‘If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it comes in the line, ‘He was just a d*** and I knew it.
‘It’s a great song but I just wish I could sing it properly (my mum and dad won’t let me sing it as I am only eight). I understand that this can not be changed but I am just making a point…’
The girls have previously admitted that they tend to push their lyrics a little far, with Perrie confessing about one particular line from the album: ‘A.D.I.D.A.S. is the most shocking one I think.’
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‘It stands for All Day I Dream About Sex With You, but it’s a ‘shush’ now. Literally when my dad heard it he was like: ‘No, girls turn it off.’ I said: ‘Dad I’m sorry we are going to change it, it’s just a demo.”‘
Whilst we totally get younger fans’ disappointment in not being able to sing along to some of the, erm, ruder lyrics, it’s also important to acknowledge the fact that the Little Mix ladies are growing up. And with that inevitably comes a certain change in sound.
Still, it’s not like they complete ignore the appropriateness of their songs – Jesy previously admitted that they changed the name of Love Me Like You to suit their vast fanbase.
‘Love Me Like You was originally F**k Me Like You, because that’s what the song is about’, she said.
‘But we had to censor it because it was too naughty. So we changed it to love me. I mean imagine us singing that? The only person who can get away with that is Rihanna!’