New Release: Little Mix - Wings

August 27, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Starting off my X Factor Special, is LITTLE MIX. They were the winners from the 8th series of The X Factor UK. They are the first and could quite possibly be the only band to win The X Factor. They all auditioned separately, and the judges, during boot camp didn't think they were strong enough to go through individually, so the judges put them together, and made an unstoppable band, who was mentored by Tulisa. They consist of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall. I can see Simon promoting these here, there and everywhere, and that is exactly what he has been doing. But could these girls be the next Spice Girls? Who knows but they are definitely spreading their own little message and I can see them being unstoppable and liked all over the world. The 8th series of The X Factor UK has actually spawned quite a lot of artists so far, all the following has managed to get a recording contract, and I bet there will be more to come. So far we have: Little Mix (winners), Marcus Collins (second), Amelia Lily (third), Misha B (fourth), Janet Devlin (fifth), Craig Colton (sixth), Kitty Brucknell (seventh) and 2 Shoes (joint thirteenth). It will be interesting who will do well and who will not...

"Wings" was written by Little Mix, Iain James, TMS, Erika Nuri, Michelle Lewis, Heidi Rojas and Mischke. The song is all about beating bullies and not letting anyone hurt you with words. It reminds me of the Sticks and Stones Nursery Rhyme, but not only that the song pattern seems similar; furthermore there is many references to other songs and sayings, and when I first heard this song I could name a few, there's the saying "Water off a duck's back" but the song changes it to "Water off my wings". And I always think "Mama told me..." reminds me of "The Clapping Song".

The music video isn't amazing, but it's not dull either. It's a pure performance piece, edited well and intricately. There is choreography that does remind me of the Spice Girls. I also like how close of a group they are, you can really tell how much they have connected, and how much this song clearly means to them.

I like how this song is telling the world not to let anyone bring us down, it's a perfect message, that I hope they manage to spread throughout the world. I like the British flag they put in and the editing shots used, however it does leave me with little to comment on, personally I wouldn't go out of my way to watch this video alone, however the music totally makes up for the video and I can't stop singing the song. I also like how the video appeals to children because it's colourful and eye-catching, meaning their message can be spread much quicker.

Overall, an amazing song that will surely soar to the top of the charts... Will it stay at number one? Who knows, we'll just have to wait and see. As for the video their is not much going on, but I like how it's edited and has been made, obviously a lot of thought went into it, especially since the video may not have had a big budget. And what would have been the point in an amazing music video, if the song is perfect anyway? If I was reviewing the song, it would've got 5 stars, but since I'm reviewing the video I have to be honest and give it this rating.
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