Little Mix’s ‘Secret Love Song’ Resonates Loudly Within The LGBT Community: A Beautiful Masterpiece

Little Mix’s third album, Get Weird, has finally been released and one standout song from their deluxe edition album has us all crying after just one listen.

‘Secret Love Song Pt. II’ is piano driven ballad showcasing raw vocal talent from Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall.

The song includes lyrics:

‘You and I both have to hide on the outside
Where I can’t be yours and you can’t be mine’

‘I don’t wanna live love this way
I don’t wanna hide us away
I wonder if it ever will change
I’m living for that day, someday
When you hold me in the street
And you kiss me on the dance floor
I wish that we could be like that
Why can’t we we be like that? Cause I’m yours, I’m yours’

And of course a booming chorus:

‘Why can’t I hold you in the street?
Why can’t I kiss you on the dance floor?
I wish that it could be like that
Why can’t it be like that? Cause I’m yours
Why can’t I say that I’m in love?
I wanna shout it from the rooftops
I wish that it could be like that
Why can’t it be like that? Cause I’m yours’

While the LGBT community continues to face cruelty from people constantly every day, songs like ‘Secret Love Song (Pt. II)’ represent the voices of the community that are scared; scared of the constant bullying, scared of being who they truly are and most importantly scared to love.

The last song to have such an emotional impact in support of the LGBT community (and is still regarded as a huge and influential masterpiece) is Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful’ which was released back in 2002.

‘Same Love’ (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert) also became a loud and resonant voice. It even received a grammy nomination for Song of The Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

What makes ‘Secret Love Song’ (Pt. II) even more special is that its lyrics are universally relatable. Not only is it a song that can be related to the struggles of the LGBT community but any person who has had similar experiences.

In conclusion, ‘Secret Love Song’ becomes an added stepping stone in respecting the many obstacles of people who are still unfortunately oppressed today.

Not only is it an LGBT anthem, but an anthem for all.

https://youtu.be/qn58jFXFo0Y

Written by Dannii C.

girl group advocate. latino. prospective teacher. multi-instrumentalist. self-proclaimed Twitter-ologist @oscahhhhh.