Jade Thirlwall defends sexual lyrics on new Little Mix album, Report

Jade Thirlwall defends sexual lyrics on new Little Mix album, Report
Jade Thirlwall defends sexual lyrics on new Little Mix album, Report

Little Mix bandmember Jade Thirlwall has defended the group’s new music, some of which contains racy sexual lyrics, insisting that: ‘We’re grown women, we have sex’.

The 27-year-old Newcastle native claimed that the explicit content of the group’s songs should not come as a surprise, adding that she believes it is ’empowering’ for women to sing about sex.

The members of Little Mix released their sixth studio album, Confetti, on November 6, which rocketed straight to the top of the UK charts, competing with Kylie Minogue’s new material.

Although Confetti has received generally positive reviews, the album release was accompanied by a new music video that set many pulses racing and prompted some calls for the girls to consider toning down the sexual nature of their music, particularly given the youth of a large proportion of their fanbase.

Speaking to The Sun about the group’s new material, Jade stated: ‘We’re always going to write and record music from personal experience, and yeah we’re grown women, we have sex’.

Jade went on to explain that she and her bandmates took inspiration from other female artists such as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, whose hit song WAP took the world by storm in August, and who took considerable flack for their highly explicit lyrics.

Speaking about these artists, Jade said: ‘I find it really empowering, especially right now when you’ve got artists like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion doing songs like WAP.

‘I’m so for women being in control of their sexual experiences and singing about it. It’s great.’

The Geordie singer went on to say: ‘Men have been doing it for God knows how long, so why can’t women do it and be praised for it?’

According to Official Charts Company, Little Mix are trailing Kylie Minogue by a narrow margin in the charts, after the Australian popstar released Disco at the same time.

While Kylie is outperforming Jade and her bandmates, Perri Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, in vinyl sales, but Little Mix has the edge in terms of CD sales and streaming platforms.


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