Single Review: Fifth Harmony – Down (feat. Gucci Mane)

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Fifth Harmony releases first single without Camila Cabello
A few tumultuous months have passed for the members of Fifth Harmony. The American girlband that found fame through the US edition of talent show X Factor lost one of its members. Camila Cabello decided she was no longer happy to be a part of the band and recently started her solo career with the single ‘Crying In The Club‘. A fair bit of drama followed when Cabello announced her departure, but the other four ladies held it together and are ready to storm the charts again as well. Their brand new single is titled ‘Down’ and features a rap by Gucci Mane.

Ally, Normani, Lauren, Dina and their team learned that they are most successful when they release tracks with hiphop beats and repetitive one dimensional choruses like ‘Worth It’ and ‘Work From Home’ so you can’t really blame the girls for sticking to the same formula on ‘Down’. The chorus simply consists of the lines ‘long as you’re holding me down, I’m gonna keep loving you down’ with a whole lot repetition of the title and it literally does not go anywhere. The production however is very 2017 and completely on point, but the rap by Gucci Mane kills the flow and vibe completely, as if it was copy-pasted from another track that was waiting on a shelf somewhere. To be completely honest, I never really understood the appeal of ‘Work From Home’ and ‘Worth It’ as those tracks are just too repetitive and flat for my liking, so ‘Down’ might as well become their next big hit.

Also check Fifth Harmony’s Lauren’s brilliant feature on Halsey single ‘Strangers’.

You can listen to ‘Down’ on iTunes.

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