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Riff: Little Mix – “Wings”

Jan 29, 2013

Mamma told me not to waste my life/She said spread your wings, my little butterfly

from Wings lyrics by Little Mix

Not only is the TV better in Britain – hence why we steal all their shows – but so is their heavily-produced pop. Dense harmonies and non-diatonic chords propel this butterfly/perseverance metaphor through a barrage of handclaps and laser sound effects, the latter of which the song could do without.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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