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Wasabi is a song by Little Mix and appears as the tenth track on their fifth album LM5.

Critical Reception

The Independent's Alexandra Pollard wrote that the song "switches from Peaches-esque punk to Noughties R&B, but somehow hangs together brilliantly." while describing it as "admirably outlandish".[1] MTV UK stated that the song is "essentially 'Move's older, death-dropping sister."[2] Alexis Petridis from The Guardian wrote: "The vocals on Wasabi, meanwhile, are similarly daft but it’s still thrilling, jolting you from minimal electronics to an explosive, distorted guitar-driven middle-eight."[3] While NME's Hannah Mylrea said the song "is a noughties-influenced cut of minimal electronic beats, with its vivacious spoken word refrains that erupt into roaring punk-laced riffs."[4] BuzzFeed's Matt Stopera, called the song "the best song of their career": "'Wasabi' is like a big f*ck you to haters and people who suck."[5] Julian de Valliere says the song "offer[s] commentary on everything from sexuality to slut-shaming while delivering the same undeniable head-rush that many of their past recordings offered."[6]

Music Video

A music video was released for the song on March 12, 2020. It was directed by Callum Mills. A lyric video was released on July 26, 2019.

Lyrics

Jade:
Stick like toffee
Sip like coffee
Wake up, change your mind and drop me
Love to hate me
Crazy, shady
Spit me out like hot wasabi
Lick me up, I'm sweet and salty
Mix it up and down my body
Love to hate me, praise me, shame me
Either way, you talk about me

Jesy:
(Oh-oh) I love the way you talk about me
(Oh-oh) Look at how far it got me
(Oh-oh) The shit the papers write about me
(Oh-oh) I fold it up like origami
(Oh-oh) Like, "She ain't wearing no clothes"
(Oh-oh) "When she goin' solo?"
(Oh-oh) "I bet they gonna break up"
(Oh-oh) But what the hell do you know?

Leigh-Anne:
Ooh, baby, you
I can feel you hatin' on me
You baby, you
I'm glad to be your inspiration
Who, baby, who's
The topic of your conversation
I am, I am

Jesy:
All the ugly things you say
Come and say 'em to my face

Jade:
Stick like toffee
Sip like coffee
Wake up, change your mind and drop me
Love to hate me
Crazy, shady
Spit me out like hot wasabi

Jade and Perrie:
Lick me up, I'm sweet and salty
Mix it up and down my body
Love to hate me, praise me, shame me
Either way, you talk about me

Perrie:
(Oh-oh) Watching me
(Oh-oh) I ain't watching you
(Oh-oh) What you see
(Oh-oh) I hope you like the view (Check it out)
(Oh-oh) Best believe
(Oh-oh) You'll never get into me
(Oh-oh) All these words run through me

Leigh-Anne:
Ooh, baby, you
I can feel you hatin' on me
You baby, you
I'm glad to be your inspiration
Who, baby, who's
The topic of your conversation
I am, I am

Jesy:
All the ugly things you say
Come and say 'em to my face

Perrie and Jade:
Stick like toffee, sip like coffee
Wake up, change your mind and drop me
Love to hate me, crazy, shady
Spit me out like hot wasabi
Lick me up, I'm sweet and salty
Mix it up and down my body
Love to hate me, praise me, shame me
Either way, you talk about me

Jesy:
You know I love the way you talk about me
Look at how far it got me
You make up shit to write about me
I fold it up like origami
Like, "She ain't wearing no clothes"
"When she goin' solo?"
"I bet they gonna break up"
But what the hell do you know?


Audio

Spotify

YouTube

Gallery

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Trivia

  • The end of the music video for "Wasabi" foreshadows the title of Little Mix's sixth studio album, Confetti, with an explosion of confetti followed by the message 'New Era Pending'.

References

  1. independent.co.uk - The Independent LM5 album review
  2. mtv.co.uk - MTV Album review
  3. theguardian.com - The Guardian LM5 review
  4. nme.com - Little Mix – ‘LM5’ Album Review
  5. buzzfeed.com - Buzzfeed song review
  6. thelineofbestfit.com - The Line of Best Fit Album review
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