Songwriting

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall Says Writing New Track “Cut You Off” Was Like “Therapy” For The Band

Little Mix frontman Jade Thirlwall spoke about how writing the band’s new single was like “therapy” for girls.

The South Shields-born star, along with her bandmates Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock revealed the track name, Cut You Off, on Instagram last week.

And Jade described the songwriting process, which is about cutting off anyone who stifles your positivity, as being like a therapy session for the band.

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Jade said, “Cut You Off was written a few months ago during a session with Lost Boy and Lauren Aquilina. It was kind of like a therapy session writing Cut You Off actually.



Little Mix at this year’s Brit Awards

“I love Cut You because it’s just a really good solid manic pop song.”

While Perrie, also from South Shields, added, “You let it all hang out and it’s a safe space.”

After some of the song lyrics were revealed, some fans said they were convinced the song was about Jesy Nelson, who left Little Mix last year.

In the song, the girls sing, “How did we get here? We used to be so cool. Nothing lasts forever but I really thought we could.



Little Mix members, (left to right) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, arriving at Global Radio studios in London.
Little Mix members, (left to right) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, arriving at Global Radio studios in London.

“I know there will be tears but it’s worth a broken heart. If I can’t protect my energy, I have to cut you off.”

Cut You Off was revealed after Jesy gave an interview where she opened up about the disagreements she had with the other girls over her career.

“I had times and times when I really liked it, but I felt like there were a lot more times where I was sad than happy,” she said on the Reign With Josh Smith podcast.

“I don’t think people realize how hard it is to be in a girl group. There are a lot of things that come with it that people don’t know.



Jesy Nelson says she is no longer in touch with her fellow bandmates Little Mix.
Jesy Nelson says she is no longer in touch with her fellow bandmates Little Mix.

“And obviously I can’t make my own decisions. Three people also have to agree, so there would always be disagreements on some things.”

And in another interview, Jesy – who will be releasing her first solo single Boyz this month – said she hasn’t spoken to her former band mates since leaving the group.

She told the Guardian: “No, not as much. Not now. I think we all need time. It’s a great thing that has happened.

“I think they’re as sick as a three. They always do it for the power of the girls. I still love them in pieces. They were like my sisters.”

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