I needed a brain break amid a pretty hectic Tuesday schedule, and lo and behold, Little Mix stepped into the BBC Live Lounge just when I needed to hear them most. The UK group delivered a chill-inducing rendition of Harry Styles’s “Falling” from his Fine Line album, and wow, their harmonies are truly heavenly.
Singers Perri Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock put their own beautiful twist on Styles’s single in a video published on Sept. 15. The performance is especially meaningful when you find out how the members supported each other behind-the-scenes, as Nelson had a panic attack shortly before singing. “My nerves got the better of me today and I had panic attack right before we were about to sing this for live lounge today and like a pro @perrieedwards jumped in for my part last minute and smashed it,” she later shared on Instagram. Nelson later took her solo as she sampled Joel Corry’s “Head & Heart” in a remix moment.
When these women perform it’s like witnessing pure magic take a musical form. Bless your ears (and your heart) by watching their full rendition of the heartbreaking ballad above.