"Down" single cover

"Down" single cover

Photo courtesy of Fifth Harmony's Twitter account / Epic Records

Pop group Fifth Harmony released the new single "Down" featuring rapper Gucci Mane on June 1. It marks the ladies' first release without ex-member Camila Cabello.

"Down" is the lead single from Fifth Harmony's upcoming third studio album. Previously, the group released last year's 7/27 record, which spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit "Work From Home" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Last December, Cabello departed Fifth Harmony, leaving the act as a quartet. Now that a few months have gone by, the remaining members are letting the world know they are still holding it down with their latest.

Pretty much the same team behind "Work From Home," including pop producer Ammo, returned to craft "Down." The trop-house sound of the moment backs Fifth Harmony as the ladies lay the love on thick. "As long as you're holding me down, down, down / I'm gonna keep loving you down, down, down," the quartet sings. Following their hypnotic performance, Gucci Mane breaks the spell with his guest verse. If "Work From Home" became an earworm from the repetition of "work," expect similar results for "Down" for the same reason. With more room for the foursome to shine in Fifth Harmony, their comeback single is sort of a let down because the members' individual talents aren't highlighted well.

"Down" featuring Gucci Mane is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. No word yet on when to expect Fifth Harmony's next album. 

Listen to "Down" on Spotify here.


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