Singer Ally Brooke stopped by Billboard News and opened up about a potential Fifth Harmony reunion, her return to pop music, creating her new holiday EP Under the Tree and more!
I’ve just learned to really own who I am and be unapologetic and just be free, that’s what it is, just to be free.
Hey, it’s Tetris with Billboard News, and look who I got hanging out with me today! Ally Brooke. What’s up, girl?
Your return to pop. You said, “You need a banger? Well, I’m gonna give it to ya.” “Gone to Bed,” tell me about the single.
I love it so much. So it’s basically about two lovers. You want to see your lover but you don’t, and you end up seeing that person and you’re like, “Man, I really should have just gone to bed.”
It’s like pop, it’s very in-your-face pop, but you dabbled in a lot of things from Latin to EDM. So what made you decide on this sound for this project?
Well, I was going to the Latin route and I loved it, but I felt like I really wanted to go back to who I truly was, you know, the pop artist that I am. I have recently reconnected with my former A&R from the Fifth Harmony days, named Joey Arbagey. He’s amazing; he’s responsible for all the hits. We recently reconnected. He played “Gone to Bed” and I completely fell in love. I was like, “That’s my record.”
And the fact that you’ve worked with him for so long. So how has that been, to be at a new label, but also have somebody that knows you really well?
We made, you know, history together. So to have that and to have like a fresh perspective now and being in 2023 is really amazing. I’m kind of bringing that old energy but bringing the new energy too.
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