Woman Like Me, from British girl-band Little Mix, stands as a classic, very
nicely done, girl-power musical statement. Constructed as a dance-pop song (with very noticeable touches of reggae), it was written by high profile names such as Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj (who also performs alongside the group, as a guest, in the track), besides Jessica Glynne and Steve McCutcheon.
What is the Little Mix Woman Like Me Lyrics Meaning?
Composed as an honest and proud self-revelation piece, the lyrics talk about a
a woman who speaks her mind at all times likes what she likes (and the exact way she likes it, too) even in the very small, day to day things, like how much sugar she wants in her coffee and what is the style in which she likes to wear her jewelry.
The woman impersonated in this song is also willing to admit her shortcomings,
though. She has her faults and regrets, her own mother called her “trouble”, she caused pain in others and she admits that’s something she feels sorry about. But, at the end of the day, this is a woman who is not going to shy away from anything.
The lyrics go on, though, to show more than a woman’s strength. It continues by
expressing her doubts about the chances that someone so shy and sweet (as the boy she describes seems to be) could fall for a woman like her – meaning, probably, a woman who is so far from the old sweet-delicate female stereotype.
She admits having broken hearts before and she regrets past mistakes.
Nevertheless, the song comes back to the central idea: a woman might have flaws and weaknesses, but being her own person comes first – even if it means that some types of men won’t stay around for very long. It doesn’t really matter. A Woman Like Me will definitely get back on her feet (and high heels!) in the blink of an eye.
Interesting Facts About Song and Artists:
Little Mix is a British girl-band formed in 2011. The group won UK’s talent competition The X-Factor and subsequently signed a contract with label Syco Music.
Syco Music is owned by famous TV personality Simon Cowell – known for his very
severe (even harsh) way of evaluating candidates in talent shows such as The X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
There are four members in Little Mix. They are Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards.
Woman Like Me is the best-performing single of the band from their album LM5.
The song was first released on October 12, 2018.
The backing vocals for “Woman Like Me” was performed by singer/songwriter (in this case, one of the co-writers of the song) Jess Glynne.
This was the first professional collaboration between the girl band Little Mix and singer Nicki Minaj, but their paths had crossed before in a different way. During the group’s participation in the TV show The X-Factor, back in 2011, they had performed a Minaj’s song in their very first appearance.