As we enter the second half of Live Lounge Month at BBC Radio 1, Little Mix take their turn to perform a collection of live songs. They treated fans to both originals and covers, all performed acoustically with some killer harmonies.
The group kicked off the set with their latest single ‘Holiday‘, released on 24th July 2020 with a music video that currently stands at 8 million views. This was the first live radio performance of the song, as host Clara Amfo pointed out, commenting, “That was gorgeous!”
‘Holiday’ was followed up by a cover of Harry Styles’ ‘Falling’ from his 2019 album ‘Fine Line’. The emotional track was gracefully performed by the band with a bittersweet piano accompaniment, as they transformed the track by changing the melodies, tempo, time signature, and vocal tones.
Listeners were blown away by this entirely new take on the song, as well as the professional sound, saying, “Oh my gosh, no words. This cover is insane! I didn’t know it was possible to love Little Mix even more than I already did.” Afterwards, the band all let out a sigh of relief after being incredibly nervous to sing the challenging version of the song.
Between singing, the four members – Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – chatted to Amfo about everything from TikTok, to meeting Jessica Alba, to the Little Mix 10th anniversary, coming next year. The videos will be available soon on the Live Lounge YouTube channel, but for now the full radio show is up here.
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‘Holiday’ is one of the singles to be shared so far from Little Mix’s new era, and potentially a new album. Apart from this release, and previous single ‘Break Up Song’, there have been no further news.
Little Mix formed in 2011 when the four members all auditioned for The X Factor as soloists and were asked to return as a group. They went on to win and sign to Simon Cowell’s label Syco, releasing five albums before signing with RCA Records. The band have won two Brit Awards and done a lot of work to combat cyber-bullying, support women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, along with supporting many charities and organisations.