Get Weird [Deluxe Edition]

Get Weird [Deluxe Edition]

by Little MixLittle Mix

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The third album from Britain's Little Mix, 2015's Get Weird finds the former X-Factor champions delivering a set of bright, robustly produced songs that straddle the line between '80s synth pop and cutting-edge, contemporary R&B. Once again featured in Little Mix are singers Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall. Rather than being a homogenous group centered around one stand-out vocalist, Little Mix are all vivacious performers blessed with highly resonant voices that are well-matched to each other. Complementing their abilities this time out are a handful producers including Electric, Nathan Duvall, and Maegan Cottone. Having such a large cadre of producers/songwriters behind the scenes on a big pop album isn't too surprising. What is surprising, however, is just how ear-poppingly catchy Get Weird is. There's a kinetic energy to many of the tracks on Get Weird that brings to mind the arty '80s dance-pop of bands like Yello crossed with the crisp, bluesy soulfulness of Robert Palmer. In fact, cuts like "Black Magic" and "Weird People," with their foot-pounding beats, Day-Glo synths, and crystalline vocal production, sound pleasingly like they could have been recorded by Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1986. Similarly, even when Little Mix move in a more hip-hop-style direction, they do it with a decade-smashing sense of adventure. To these ends, "Hair" sounds like Beyonce backed by Japanese Kodo drummers and the saucy "OMG," brings to mind Rihanna fronting '80s synth pop duo Soft Cell. Elsewhere, Little Mix borrow a bit of pop zeitgeist from Meghan Trainor and jump even further back in time, referencing the "All About That Bass" singer's '60s girl group sound for "Love Me Like You Do" and "A.D.I.D.A.S." Ultimately, Little Mix's stylish, decade-blending synergy works, and Get Weird ends up being a lot of fun. [A Deluxe Edition added four bonus tracks: "I Won't," "Secret Love Song, Pt. 2," "Clued Up," and "The Beginning."]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2015
Label: Columbia Records
UPC: 0888750861320
catalogNumber: 508613
Rank: 69720

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Mix   Primary Artist
Paul Gendler   Guitar
Tom Barnes   Drums
Steve Mac   Keyboards
Chris Laws   Drums
Lewis Allen   Guitar
Janee Bennett   Background Vocals
Henrik Michelsen   Background Vocals
Ben Kohn   Guitar,Keyboards
Dann Pursey   Percussion
Jez Ashurst   Bass,Piano
Nathan Duvall   Background Vocals
Ed Drewett   Background Vocals
Peter Kelleher   Bass
Phil Cook   Keyboards
Edvard Førre Erfjord   Background Vocals
Camille Purcell   Background Vocals
Lachie Chapman   Background Vocals
Matt Rad   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sam Klempner   Guitar
Jess Glynne   Background Vocals
Dre Grey   Piano

Technical Credits

Chris Bishop   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Mixing
Anthony Jeffries   Composer
Steve Mac   Composer,Producer
Electric   Producer,Engineer
Jon Mills   Composer
Chris Laws   Engineer
Nick Monson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Matt Radosevich   Composer
Janee Bennett   Composer
Jayson DeZuzio   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Shane Stevens   Composer
Kiris Houston   Composer,Programming,Instrumentation,Additional Production
Emma Rohan   Composer
Iain James   Composer
Henrik Michelsen   Composer,Programming,Instrumentation
Sam Ellison   Vocal Production Assistance
Noah Shebib   Composer
Aubrey "Drake" Graham   Composer
Troy Henry   Composer
James Newman   Composer
Dann Pursey   Engineer
Jez Ashurst   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jason Desrouleaux   Composer
Julia Michaels   Composer
Nathan Duvall   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Ed Drewett   Composer
Maegan Cottone   Arranger,Composer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Jessie J   Composer
Jordan Ullman   Composer
Phil Cook   Programming,Producer
Edvard Førre Erfjord   Composer,Programming,Instrumentation
Anita Blay   Composer
Kurtis McKenzie   Composer
Camille Purcell   Composer,Producer
Rachel Furner   Composer
Roma Martyniuk   Art Direction
Benjamin Rice   Engineer
Matt Rad   Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Instrumentation,Additional Production
Perrie Edwards   Composer
Leigh-Anne Pinnock   Composer
Jesy Nelson   Composer
Jade Thirlwall   Composer
TMS   Composer,Producer
Michael Orabiyi   Composer
Sam Klempner   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Mixing
Majid Al Maskati   Composer
Jess Glynne   Composer
Joe Kearns   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
TroyBoi   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation

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