Single Review: Ally Brooke – Low Key (feat. Tyga)

Ally Brooke last Fifth Harmony singer to launch solo career
In the year after the ladies of Fifth Harmony decided to go separate ways, they launched their solo careers one by one. Camila Cabello, who was the first to leave, had global hit ‘Havana’ and launched an album. Normani has done an impressive string of high profile collaborations while Lauren Jauregui is currently working towards her debut album. After Dinah Jane dropped a single too, Ally Brooke was the last one to get things going on her own. After collaborating with Kris Kross Amsterdam and dropping a promo single titled ‘The Truth Is In There’, she finally releases her official debut single ‘Low Key’ featuring rapper Tyga.

I feel like I need to warn everyone who reads this before listening that if you hit the play button, ‘Low Key’ will be stuck in your head for at least the rest of the day. The hook is insanely catchy and is repeated often enough to completely take over your brain. Critics were quick to pick up on the fact that ‘Low Key’ does sound quite a bit like Camila’s ‘Havana’ and they were right. The rhythm, the mix of latin pop with hip-hop and the catchy repetitions in the chorus, it all sounds familiar. Having said that, it is instantly memorable and a strong rap verse from Tyga that actually fits the flow of the song. The success of ‘Havana’ shows that the general public is here for this sound, but the question remains: will radio and the public fall for this relatively soon after ‘Havana’?

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