Little Mix are following up their absolutely brilliant lead single “Move” by releasing their sophomore LP Salute November 11 in the UK, and in anticipation of that, they’ve unveiled a new song from the upcoming set — and it’s a thrilling throwback to ’90s R&B, like hearing your favorite Destiny’s Child and Aaliyah songs for the first time. It’s not just nostalgic — it sounds like an artifact of the times.
The half-acapella, half-finger-snapped “Boy” plays like classic Timbaland (“Are U That Somebody?” being the most obvious comparison), while the girls’ vocals and harmonies merge gloriously for an eerie effect.
Of equal import: “Salute” is tipped for a release in the United States on February 4, which gives them more than enough time to become massive stars on this side of the pond.
[via The Guardian]