Written by. Chalise Macklin
America fell in love with Fifth Harmony back in 2012 on X Factor USA. The country watched the group’s journey of coming together and proving to the world they were a force to be reckoned with. The group placed 3rd on the reality TV show, but proved anything can happen.
Fifth Harmony has become the most successful act from the American version of the singing competition and is not showing any signs of slowing down. The group has platinum selling singles and a gold certified debut album. The five member group is back with a new album, titled 7/27, and is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The album’s lead single, “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dollar Sign is the group’s first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Harmonizers you can rejoice the group’s sophomore album will be released later this month. The group’s new album is showing a more mature side to the young ladies than previous hits “Miss Moving On” and “Worth It.” During their debut, the group was known for their kid-friendly songs and bubblegum pop music. This time around 5H is talking about a range of topics: from love to heartbreak to confusion about someone. One music critic indicates this a great transition for the group; as they grow they can touch on issues that impact the core audience, which is girls aged 15 to 21. Although, their new singles “The Life” and “Work From Home” offer more racy lyrics; they don’t completely abandon their softer and more emotional side on “Write on Me.”
Fifth Harmony’s new sexy image likely will make some harmonizers’ parents upset. But parents – don’t ban your children from listening to the group’s new music, and younger fans should not feel alienated. There will be a clean version of the album released as well.