Music Monday: #5H3 Is Down the pop anthem of the summer?

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Heyy everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! I am back with a song that I just HAD to talk about! So, Fifth Harmony just released a new song last week, and IT IS FIRE!!!! Well, at least I think so. Now, I have a bit of a checkered past with Fifth Harmony. I first discovered who they really are when I saw them live and in person at Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour. At that point, I thought they were…good. They had some really fun music, good voices, and some nice moves. They really put on a good show. However, that night I also saw Little Mix for the first time, and they’d been out longer and were just more polished and put together as a group.

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Fifth Harmony performing ‘Miss Movin’ On’ Neon Lights tour 2014

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Little Mix performing ‘Salute’ Neon Lights tour 2014

So, I didn’t take them super seriously. I thought they were really cute and might have a few hits, but otherwise, they probably won’t be the Pussycat Dolls or anything. Then, their album Reflections hit the scene and there were a few really good songs on that Album. And Camila was really starting to be showcased more and I thought that was great because her voice was really interesting. Their music had matured a lot and they seemed to be heading in a good direction. However, they had some rough live performances and my faith dropped.

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Fifth Harmony’s debut album Reflections.

Then came 7/27…and everything changed. The single “Work From Home” came out and was an immediate infectious urban pop anthem. And don’t even get me started with the music video. For the first time, I was HIGHLY impressed with a 5H song.

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Fifth Harmony’s sophomore album 7/27

And every single after that was fire! All in my Head (Flex) is probably my favorite. That one is a serious banger.

Now, to the new song ‘Down’. The first thing that I noticed right off the bat was how it had a very similar vibe to ‘Work From Home’, but the 2 songs are very different from each other. ‘Down’, to me, is a much more mature track, but still, retains the fun and vibe of WFH. They again go with a very simplistic, repetitive refrain that is catchy and easy to sing. They were smart, as they were with WFH, by using that same tactic. There’s more of an R&B vibe to this new jam, and it makes me wanna shake my ass forever.

I think one of the things that ‘Down’ has over WFH is the lyrics. WFH was a very simplistic song with simplistic lyrics and melody. I think the writing of ‘Down’ is more sophisticated, and I can’t wait to hear how this affects the rest of the album. The production of the song is also very crisp and sharp. It hits everything you need in a pop banger; the way the vocals and instrumentation are mixed, where the beat hits in the song and where the girls’ ad lib are all very pristine. With ‘Down’ they’ve really hooked me into this next album already. I am very excited about

With ‘Down’ they’ve really hooked me into this next album already. I am very excited about the future of 5H and this new era they are entering!

Demi Lovato Taking a Break! Unsure of return to music!

In a new tweet, “Confident” pop singer Demi Lovato has shared that she’s looking forward to the year ahead—but not because of a new album or concert tour. Instead, she said she’s expecting to take some time off from her life in the public eye, noting that she doesn’t see herself as “meant” for the…

via Demi Lovato Says She’s Excited to Be ‘Taking a Break from Music and the Spotlight’ — TIME

I don’t know how I feel about this. This woman and her music have been such an integral in my life and shaping me as an artist. To see her say that she may not come back is heartbreaking. Especially now, that she’s truly finding her voice as an artist and as a woman who has been through some rough patches. Whatever is happening Demi, I hope that you find what you’re looking for. If it is not music, that’s cool, but know you will have millions of fans like me who will miss your music and your unique voice very dearly!

Prayers for you!

Lady Gaga Will Headline the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show — TIME

Lady Gaga will headline next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, she announced Thursday. The Perfect Illusion singer confirmed speculations of her upcoming performance on Twitter, saying “it’s not an illusion. The rumors are true.” This is Lady Gaga’s second time performing on the Super Bowl stage. Earlier this year, she sang the National Anthem while…

via Lady Gaga Will Headline the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show — TIME