Little Mix’s “Black Magic” Will Enchant You With Its Carefree, Summery Sound — LISTEN

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson of Little Mix attend the Nordoff Robbins Six Nations Championship Rugby Dinner at The Grosvenor House Hotel on January 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
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I hope you're ready, Mixers: Little Mix's new single, "Black Magic," is here and it's a blast of witch-y, summery fun. Despite its title, "Black Magic" actually has nothing to do with evil spirits, gargoyles, goblins or any of that other spooky stuff (though I would like to hear a song that samples this iconic Trading Spouses clip someday). Instead, the "Black Magic" lyrics reveal the group's secret recipe for a love potion that will help women all around the world land the guy of their dreams. Uh... OK?

So, in a way, I guess the track is a little dark-sided — but in a campy, totally non-threatening way. Besides, it has this carefree, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"/"Jack & Diane" vibe that you're absolutely going to love. Of course, the message that a woman should change herself in order to please a man is more than a little gross (and more than a little out of character for Little Mix), but given how silly the track is in general (we're talking about magic potions here, people), I'm not too worried about listeners taking it to heart.

Come to think of it, "Black Magic" is kind of like Little Mix's answer to Kelis' "Milkshake" — only they're not using Hershey's syrup, ice cream, and a blender to mix up their magical concoction, no. If I've learned anything about witchcraft from Hocus Pocus (and I'd like to think that I have), they're using oil of boil, a dead man's toe, and a giant iron cauldron. Wait a minute... are Little Mix the second coming of the Sanderson sisters? It's entirely possible. Perrie is definitely Sarah Jessica Parker, but I'm not sure about the other three yet. (Obviously, I'll need to invent a fourth, previously unseen sister. Fortunately, I think I'm up to the challenge.) Listen to "Black Magic" below.

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"Black Magic" is available on iTunes now. The song is the lead offering from Little Mix's upcoming third studio album. Fun fact: The group recently co-wrote Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's "Pretty Girls." The more you know! Check out the full "Black Magic" lyrics below.

INTRO:

All the girls on the block knocking at my door

Wanna know what it is make the boys want more


1st VERSE:

Is your lover playing on your side?

Said he loves you, but he ain't got time

Here's the answer

Come and get it at a knocked-down price

Full of honey just to make him sweet

Crystal ballin'

Just to help him see what he's been missing

So, come and get it while you still got time


PRE-CHORUS:

Get your boy on his knees and repeat after me, say:


CHORUS:

Take a sip of my secret potion

I'll make you fall in love

For a spell that can't be broken

One drop should be enough

Boy, you belong to me

I got the recipe and it's called black magic

(And it's called black magic, hey)

Take a sip of my secret potion

One taste and you'll be mine

It's a spell that can't be broken

It'll keep you up all night

Boy, you belong to me

I got the recipe and it's called black magic

(And it's called black magic, hey)


2nd VERSE:

If you're looking for Mr. Right

Need that magic to change you overnight

Here's the answer

Come and get it while you still got time


PRE-CHORUS


CHORUS


BRIDGE (x 2):

All the girls on the block knocking at my door

(I got the recipe)

Wanna know what it is make the boys want more

(Now you belong to me)


CHORUS


POST-CHORUS (x 8):

Fallin' in love (hey!)



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