This week, So So Gay’s Jon Hornbuckle bumped into X Factor 2011 winners, Little Mix, and he took the opportunity to get all the latest new on their debut album, collaborations and dealing with negativity on Twitter.
So So Gay: You girls must spend ages travelling around the UK, how do you keep yourselves entertained?
Perrie – We always try to have fun and make each other laugh, we are all totally nutty and our lives are just so crazy now, so that’s how we keep our friendship fresh really. Besides, when we do have work to do, we all try to make it as fun as possible.
Everyone seems to be loving ‘Wings’, how did that feel to get such a positive reaction?
Jesy – Our new single has been our baby for so long, so it’s great that people have finally been able to hear it, the reaction has been great so far. It was a bit odd when we performed it for the first time as not many people knew it, but our die-hard fans had already memorised the lyrics!
What kind of things do you do to calm the nerves before going on stage?
Jesy – We do accents all the time, or we will act out films. We have never done a Simon Cowell impression though, maybe we could try it out tonight if we pull the trousers up!
Will you be doing any collaborations for your album?
Perrie – There are no collaborations on the album yet, but there might be some still to come.
If you could be any other pop star for the day, who would you choose and why?
Leigh-Ann – We would probably all choose Beyoncé. She is all around amazing; she is our idol.
Out of all the girl groups that have ever existed, which one will your sound be most like?
Jade – We tried to make our album as versatile as possible, so there will be elements of every girlband in there, but there is quite a Destiny’s Child vibe to it.
How do you deal with people being rude to you on Twitter?
Jesy – You have just got to ignore it. You are always going to get it, and it’s why we’ve got each other – it keeps us strong.
Are you still in touch with Tulisa?
Perrie – We wanted to catch up with Tulisa at T4 On The Beach, but when we spotted her she was getting dragged one way and we were getting told to go another, so we didn’t get to actually chat to her which was a shame, but we are still really close to her and she is a great mentor.
Jade – We love her track ‘Young’ so much, it is our favourite song of the year.