Fifth Harmony, the American girl band formed on the second season of the The X Factor USA in July 2012 were forced to change the name of their single when Rihanna released her track Work.
The girl band consists of members Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui.
While the group had originally planned to call their latest release “Work”, they decided to alter it to ‘Work from Home’ in order not to clash with Rihanna’s banging ‘Work’ which features Drake off her Anti album.
However, they insist they don’t mind giving in to their “queen”.
“Well, our song was originally called Work and when Rihanna dropped, it was like, ‘Hell no, can’t have the same song as the queen!'” singer Dinah Jane told Billboard.com. “So we put in ‘from home,’ just added two words.”
Dinah was pleased with how the group had the chance to incorporate their individual identities in the new album. As a Polynesian singer, she has ensured there’s a “little island” in 7/27.
“This album definitely shows our ethnicities,” she said. “I’m an island girl, from the Pacific Islands. I’m Polynesian, a mix of everything, Tongan, Samoan, Danish. Everyone always thought of me as being African-American or Latin, and I love that, but I’m glad I can bring a little island to this album. With the new music, we were giving it a little reggae vibe with the beats – that represented me. And we all love it.”
‘Work from Home’ is the first single from the group’s upcoming second album 7/27, due for release later this year. The five-piece are hoping fans will be pleased with their new record which represents a “new era” in their music career.
According to Dinah Jane, they have worked hard towards this project and will continue to put their best out for fans interest. She also laments they have ‘matured’ and ‘grown’ after the release of their Reflection in 2015.
“We’ve definitely matured and grown in the last year, compared to our Reflection album (released in 2015). It’s more edgy and I feel we had more of a voice.” “We were included in the project – that’s what we always wanted and we’ve finally been given the opportunity.” “Our voice has been more engaged in this project – from the taste in the music to speaking from the heart and the direction.”
“I feel like before we were still defining Fifth Harmony’s sound and figuring out where we wanted to go. I feel like this one is more edgy. I describe it as a ‘new era’ for Fifth Harmony. For us to finally release this little secret of ours is exciting.”
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