Little Mix will release their hotly-anticipated new album ‘LM5’ on November 16.
The ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ hitmakers have unveiled the artwork for their fifth outing and revealed the title is inspired by the name their fans – known as Mixers – have named every record they’ve made.
They said: “We love how you’ve named each of our eras over the years. So we’ve decided to call our next album…#LM5.
“We’ve worked so hard on this, we are so proud and can honestly say this is our favourite album to date.”
Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock grace the album cover making them almost unrecognisable from the photograph on the cover of their 2012 debut record ‘DNA’.
A full-tracklisting for ‘LM5’ – which follows 2016’s ‘Glory Days’ is yet to be confirmed, with recent single ‘Woman Like Me’ featuring rapper Nicki Minaj, ‘Strip’ and female empowerment number ‘Woman’s World’ to be included.
The band have teamed up with songwriters including Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne and Timberland on the album.
Jade recently revealed they wrote ‘Woman’s World’ as a direct response to the scandal surrounding Hollywood.
She said: “So we wrote this song when the whole #MeToo movement was coming about. You know … I was so angry about what was going on. It was important to write it with [producer Jez Ashurst], who’s a man. It holds an important message.”
And the 25-year-old singer said the girl group haven’t written anything “that’s too controversial” yet but are starting to be increasingly “more honest” in their songs.
She added: “We haven’t written anything that’s too controversial before, and now we’re starting to write things that are slightly more honest. We want to be a bit more ballsy and say, ‘yeah, it is hard to be a woman.'”
Mixers will be able to choose from the standard, deluxe and super deluxe edition of the record, the latter comes with a hardback book with handwritten notes from the girls.