Sweet Melody

Album: Confetti (2020)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • Jade Thirwall kicks off this pulsating pop song with a verse about falling in love with a guy in a band who used his musical talents to write love songs with sweet melodies that charmed her. However, as the track progresses, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock reveal the musician to be a liar, deceiver and cheat who took advantage of his girlfriend.
  • Some fans have speculated that Jade is singing about her three-year relationship with The Struts' bassist Jed Elliot between 2016 and 2019. However, Jade did not contribute to the writing of the song.
  • Little Mix released "Sweet Melody" as the third single from Confetti on October 23, 2020. It was originally the lead single for the album until they revisited "Break Up Song" and chose that instead.
  • None of the four Little Mix band members contributed to the writing of the track. It was written and produced by:

    Uzoechi Emenike (a.k.a. MNEK), who has writing credits on several Little Mix songs, including their 2016 hit "Touch."

    Frequent Ariana Grande collaborator Tayla Parx ("Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings") and her songwriting partner, Robin Oliver Frida.

    Brian "Peoples" Garcia, who produced six of the tracks on Fetty Wap's eponymous debut album, including the singles "679" and "Again."

    Former Lukas Graham keyboardist Morten "Rissi" Ristorp, who co-penned several of the Danish band's hits, including "7 Years" and "Love Someone."
  • Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall first came across this song when they were in LA doing some sessions with Tayla Parx. The "7 Rings" writer played it to them, and Jade told Apple Music she and Leigh-Anne "were singing it for days after."

    Leigh Anne added: "With that beat dropping in the chorus, I was like, 'Okay, I'm sold. This is it!' It's a banger!"

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