Earlier this week, we headed down to a sun soaked Luna Park in Sydney to chat to Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall about their debut album ‘DNA,’ their dream collaborations and whether there’s any rivalry between them and heartthrobs One Direction!
MTV: Hi girls! So your single ‘Wings’ is really blowing up here, tell us a bit about it.
Jade: ‘Wings’ is an up-tempo, uplifting song about believing in yourself and not listening to any negativity that’s said about you. And listening to your mum! Mum knows best! We co-wrote it and we’re really proud of it, and we hope people smile and dance when they listen to it.
MTV: And your debut album ‘DNA’ is about to be released, what was the recording process like?
Jesy: It was amazing wasn’t it?
Leigh-Anne: Just to know that we were co-writing our songs and putting all our input into it was just amazing. And most of the things were coming from us as well – our personal experiences.
MTV: Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with in future?
Jesy: Well I think individually we’ve all got people we’d love to work with. I know I’m dying to work with Missy Elliott, I have since I was really little, she’s the dream person for me to work with. I’d love her to be on one of our tracks!
Jade: I think collectively we’d love to work with someone like Nicki Minaj.
Leigh-Anne: I want Usher to write us a really lovely slow jam! That’d be amazing!
MTV: You girls didn't know each other before being put together for ‘X Factor.’ What was the hardest thing about coming together as a group, and what was the best thing?
Perrie: Well the best thing is the confidence. We’re more confident in a group.
Jesy: The hardest thing was probably moving away from our parents and having to live on our own … But I don’t really think as a group we’ve really struggled or found anything hard because we generally think it was the best thing for us being put in a group.
Leigh-Anne: The thing I love as well is we all understand what we’re all going through - we all relate to each other because we’re going through it together. The friendship as well, I’ve found three new best friends, so that’s one of the most amazing things.
MTV: You’re label mates with One Direction and you’ll both have albums out next month – can we expect a bit of friendly chart rivalry?
Jesy: I think our music’s completely different. They’re a boy group, we’re a girl group – no, I don’t think there is.
Jade: We’re just mates with them really.
Jesy: We just hope we can achieve what they’ve achieved.
Leigh-Anne: We’re very proud of what they’ve done though. They’ve just done amazing…
Perrie: …They’ve smashed it…
Leigh-Anne: …And if we could follow in their footsteps that would be incredible!
MTV: Do you and One Direction ever give each other any advice or feedback?
Jade: I think especially during the ‘X Factor’ we got a lot of advice from One Direction … they just gave us a bit of advice, helped us along.
Perrie: They were really supportive of us on the show.
Jade: They kind of prepared us a little bit for what was to come!
Little Mix’s single ‘Wings’ is out now, and their debut album ‘DNA’ hits stores November 23!
Written by Lauren Alpe
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