Little Mix Debut "Hair" & It’s Another Perfect Pop Track From The Group — LISTEN
After doing a little teasing earlier in the week, U.K. pop group Little Mix debuted their new song, "Hair," in full on Friday. As the snippets suggested, it's a sassy kiss-off to an ex that uses getting a new do as a metaphor for starting over: "I call my girl 'cause I got a problem/Only a curl is gonna solve it/But I don't really care/Just get him out my hair, yeah" members Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock sing on the track's first verse. Later, they tell their stylist they're willing to "switch up" their look — they'll even try bleaching the jerk out! Anything to strip away the terrible (and probably terribly annoying) memories he's left them with. Wow, this relationship must've been a disaster!
"Hair" was almost certainly written before Edwards' split from former One Direction star Zayn Malik at the beginning of August, but I have a feeling she might really relate to some of its lyrics right now. Here's the chorus: "'Cause he was just a dick and I knew it/Got me going mad sitting in this chair/Like, I don't care/Gotta get him out my hair/I tried everything, but it's useless/He pushed me so far, now I'm on the edge/Make him disappear/Go get him out my hair." Check out the tune below.
I can't help but wonder if "Hair" was inspired by the song "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic 1949 musical, South Pacific. Hey, it's possible! It was certainly the first thing that popped into my mind when I heard the "Hair" snippets.
Like "Black Magic" before it, "Hair" is another slice of pure pop perfection from Little Mix. I can't wait to hear what else they've got in store for us on their upcoming new album, Get Weird (due out Nov. 6). The track is available on iTunes and Spotify now.