There are many years when the runner-up of The X Factor has done better than the winner. This is not one of those years.
‘Wings’, the first official single to come from Little Mix, is basically one of the best girlband singles for YEARS.
I love The Saturdays, but there’s a strong sense of identity and “POW THIS IS WHAT WE’RE ABOUT”-ness of this song that’s been missing from most of Frankie, Una, Vanessa, Mollie and Rochelle’s work, especially recently.
Basically, despite fears that it would waste the potential of a really exciting X Factor-winning group, this song is a fucking tune.
Also it contains the word ‘boy’d’.