Little Mix may be one of the biggest groups in the UK, but the foursome has yet to become a household name on this side of the pond. That may soon change thanks to the group’s latest slew of chart-topping earworms that are begging to be played on repeat. Following the lead single “Shout Out To My Ex” from 2016’s Glory Days, “No More Sad Songs” features rapper Machine Gun Kelly, a man who is no stranger to hitting it big with girl group members thanks to 2016’s “Bad Things” with Camila Cabello.
The girl group’s latest toe-tapper acts as 2017’s answer to the yearly pop break-up anthem that in the past has been covered by Kelly Clarkson (“Since You’ve Been Gone”), Taylor Swift (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”) and Katy Perry (“Part of Me”).
Declaring they don’t wanna hear “no more (sad songs),” Little Mix’s latest single is the light at the end of the heartbreak tunnel, providing Little Mixers (Ed Sheeran included) with a song of joy and happiness during trying times.
Formed in 2011 during the eighth season of the UK’s edition of the X Factor, the British group go full country in their new video, possibly in an effort to help break onto the North American pop scene. Doing their best Coyote Ugly impression, the four members, including Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, don cowboy boots and Stetsons while making line dancing cool again. By ‘again,’ we’re of course referencing its short-lived resurgence thanks to Billy Ray Cyrus’ 1992 hit “Achy Breaky Heart.”
Chaps, mechanical bulls, a pool table and a game of darts check off all the stereotypical country bar mainstays in the new video, which features the four singers celebrating their single status with a bar full of excited patrons. It’s kind of like the fantasy version of a drunken evening that plays in your head while intoxicated, but likely looks like a messy wreck to sober onlookers. We like Little Mix’s happy-drunk version of the evening’s events better.