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NEW ALBUM: LITTLE MIX | BETWEEN US (DELUXE EDITION)

Little Mix is celebrating 10 years with its first greatest hits album, "Between Us," which includes four new tracks (five in the deluxe edition). Ten years after their vertiginous rise to the rank of biggest “girl band” in the world, the women have much to look back on–and an astonishingly long list of tracks to pick from for their first compilation. The tracklist spans their biggest successes from 2012 debut "DNA" to 2020’s "Confetti" and even more recent cuts, including last summer’s collaborations with Anne-Marie (“Kiss My (Uh Oh)”) and David Guetta and Galantis (“Heartbreak Anthem”). The very nature of a greatest hits compilation highlights the evolution of the band’s sound across the six studio albums so far. The songs’ lyrical maturity developed as the women themselves grew up along with their music: themes of empowerment and feminine solidarity have always been an important part of the Little Mix brand, but "LM5" (2018) marks a turn in terms of what the group actually brings to the table. The band’s second single, “Wings,” already conveyed messages of empowerment, but tracks like “Wasabi” take their message one step further beyond its initial naivety. At this point, Little Mix had been confronted with the realities of releasing music and simply existing as an all-female band for some time. And this encompasses the systemic misogyny that has plagued coverage of their performances over all the years.