May 20, 2015


Little Mix Combine All That's Good About U.K. Girl Groups on New Song

Little Mix, the latest and greatest girl group to come from across the pond, are gearing up for their third studio album this year, and they've got a new song to help stir the hype-cauldron. If their last records' lead singles ("Wings" and "Move") weren't indication enough, the quartet look prepped with yet another LP of pristine pop tracks.

"Black Magic" is an '80s-pop-inspired stomper that recalls some of the best British girl groups. We're getting some Spice Girls from the lyrics about helping their fellow woman, the uber-saccharine chorus recalls early-'00s acts like "C'est la Vie" singers B*Witched, the super-tight harmonies give us early Sugababes flashbacks, and the feel-good, throwback vibe recalls some of Girls Aloud's best, vintage-inspired singles.

Rumor has it that Little Mix are planning to film a video for "Black Magic" inspired by witchy, '90s teen flick The Craft—which just had a modern-day remake announced last week.

While the girls haven't had a huge single in the U.S. like their male contemporaries One Direction, an awesomely nostalgic video is usually a smart play for landing a worldwide hit. Just ask Iggy Azalea, who hit video gold with "Pretty Girls," "Fancy" and "Black Widow."