Little Mix's 'Joan of Arc' lyrics are empowering AF

2 November 2018, 13:16 | Updated: 2 November 2018, 16:21

By Sam Prance

Little Mix's new promo single is grown af and we love it...

Little Mix are having a bit of a moment right now. After taking over the world with their fourth album Glory Days, the girls look set to take things up a notch this era. Over the past few weeks, Jesy, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie have dropped their new lead single 'Woman Like Me', announced their new album LM5 and already sold out most dates for the UK leg of their upcoming LM5 tour.

That's not all though. We may have to wait until November 16th (just two weeks) until LM5 comes out but the band are doing plenty to keep us occupied until then. First things first, they're performing with Nicki Minaj at the MTV EMAs on Sunday, then they've got an exclusive Apple gig coming up and last but not least they just dropped a new song called 'Joan of Arc' and it is everything.

Little Mix wow fans with explicit new single 'Joan of Arc'
Little Mix wow fans with explicit new single 'Joan of Arc'. Picture: Syco

The song itself is a promo single for LM5 about female empowerment. Lyrics for the track include "I don't need a man, I put my own rock on my hand" (iconic) and "Make way for the G-O-Double D-E-S-S" (legendary). It also sees Little Mix explore brand new sonic territory (the girls are rapping harder than they've ever rapped before) alongside a brilliant experimental beat.

Listen to 'Joan of Arc' below.

However, it's the more explicit 'Joan of Arc' lyrics that are catching fans off guard. In the song, Leigh-Anne and Jade rap the amazing refrain: "Fanning myself, I'm stanning myself // I love me so much I put my hands on myself // Fanning myself, I'm stanning myself // I love me so much, can't keep my hands off myself". Yes. Little Mix rap about masturbation on 'Joan of Arc'.

Unsurprisingly, fans are shook. Here are just a few of the best reactions.

Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, showstopping, spectacular.

Read the full 'Joan of Arc' lyrics here.

INTRO
Hey, hey
Damn

VERSE 1: LEIGH-ANNE
One foot in the club, everybody watch me
One pop on the booty, everybody love me
Ain't the reason I'm cocky
I make myself feel sexy
Fanning myself, I'm stanning myself
I love me so much I put my hands on myself
Fanning myself, I'm stanning myself
I love me so much I put my hands on myself

PRE-CHORUS: PERRIE WITH JADE
Man, I feel like Cleopatra, Joan Of Arc, Queen of Hearts, yeah
Tonight it's only me that matters
Oh, you're that feminist type?
Hell yeah, I am!

CHORUS: JESY
I don't need a man
If I'm loving you it's 'cause I can
I don't want your cash
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand
I don't need a man
If I'm loving you it's 'cause I can

VERSE 2: JADE WITH LEIGH-ANNE
Make way for the G-O, double D, E-S-S
I spare no enemies in this dress
Uh-huh, uh-huh
I make myself feel sexy
Fanning myself, I'm stanning myself
I love me so much I put my hands on myself
Fanning myself, I'm stanning myself
I love me so much, can't keep my hands off myself

PRE-CHORUS: PERRIE WITH JADE
Man, I feel like Cleopatra, Joan Of Arc, Queen of Hearts, yeah
Tonight it's only me that matters
Oh, you're that feminist type?
Hell yeah, I am

CHORUS: JADE AND LEIGH-ANNE
I don't need a man (yeah, a man)
If I'm loving you it's 'cause I can ('cause I can)
I don't want your cash (uh, uh)
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand
I don't need a man (uh-huh)
If I'm loving you it's 'cause I can


BRIDGE: JADE AND LEIGH-ANNE
Yeah one-one, take control
Drop your man down like you don't want him no more
Say two-two, freak the floor
Drop it so low that your thighs get sore
Say one-one, take control
Drop your man down like you don't want him no more
Say two-two, freak the floor
Drop it so low that your thighs get sore

CHORUS: JESY NELSON AND LEIGH-ANNE
I don't need a man
If I'm loving you it's 'cause I can
I don't want your cash
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I don't need a man (not mine)
If i'm loving you it's 'cause I can
I don't need a man
If I'm loving you it's 'cause I can (cause I can)
I don't want your cash
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand
I don't need a man
If I'm loving you it's 'cause I can