Little Mix: Exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 17

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Little Mix – as featured inside FAULT Issue 17. The girls were shot by Benjamin Johnson and styled by Marika Page. Post-production by Erica DiFierro @ Studio Navona
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Formed in 2011 on the 8th series of The X Factor, Little Mix went on to become the first band to win the competition. Signing first for Simon Cowell’s Syco Records, they released their first album ‘DNA’ in 2012. Since then, Little Mix have toured the world, winning praise for both their music and their relentless self-respect in a genre where fame is all too often dependent on a lack of clothing. New album ‘Salute’ was released in November to rave reviews, winning universal critical acclaim. Perrie, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Jesy caught up with FAULT magazine (12 page feature!) to reflect on their success and reveal what made them turn to the dark side…

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FAULT: Amidst all of your worldwide success, how do you keep yourself grounded? Perrie: I think our families keep us really grounded, like our mams and dads would give us a slap if we got out of line. We surround ourselves with positive people who don’t blow smoke up our bums. Jade: Yeah, they’re not constantly like “can I do anything for you? Do you need anything?” It’s much more casual than that. They tell us to carry our own bags.

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You’ve described your new album as ‘make or break’: does that make you more nervous about it?

Jesy: I’m excited more than nervous. This album is a step up from our first album and that was successful, so I’m not nervous. I don’t mean that in a big-headed way but I just feel so proud of it because we’ve worked so hard on it. It’s matured more, it’s more R ‘n’ B and we’ve put so much into it.

Leigh-Anne: We’ve got our core fan base and we really want to get other people on board as well. There’s people who wouldn’t listen to Little Mix because they think we’re quite young, but this album proves that we cater for everyone. There’s no reason a 27 year old man can’t listen to Little Mix. We’re cool, OK!

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Have you always wanted to move towards that R ‘n’ B direction?

Perrie: It comes with maturity. We are maturing and we want our fan base to mature with us; we want to widen our fan base. As an artist, you always want to take one step further, gain more and get bigger. You just want to update everything.

Leigh-Anne: Our main thing is our vocal harmonies and as soon as people hear a song, no matter what genre it is, they know it’s Little Mix because of the way our voices come together and the little things we do. We love having brass in our songs and this album has quite a military theme going through it.

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