British quartet Little Mix have released the third single and title track from their new album, Salute. The girls have come a long way since auditioning for and making their way through to win The X-Factor in 2011, with this being their second album and follow up to the largely successful DNA of 2012.
In the newest track, the group strike similarities to the iconic Destiny’s Child, with a feisty girl-power attitude and hip-hop influenced sound. The track is upbeat and catchy as the girls sing about “Representing all the women” around the world.
As suggested by the title, the song contains a lot of military references, including a siren at the start, shouting “attention!” and referring to “recruiting troops” throughout the track, as well as featuring sporadic military-inspired drum beats, and a patch of spoken speech which appears to come through a megaphone.
The song is all about women empowerment and joining together to fight a war, assumedly that of bullying and negativity and the struggle for equal rights. The song is a light hearted and catchy listen but refers to deeper issues and its message is a positive thing that the girls are trying to spread and encourage.