As a teaser for the new music that she has on the horizon, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke dropped “Gone to Bed” this past September as a way to go back to her pop roots.
In a new interview with Billboard News, Brooke breaks down her latest single. “I love it so much, 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’ve gone to bed,’” she explains.
The track comes years after Fifth Harmony — which was reduced to Normani, Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane after Camila Cabello left — disbanded in 2018. During her interview, Brooke says she hadn’t seen any of her former collaborators until recently, when she and Dinah Jane reconciled at a party for the first time in five years. The reunion was healing, she shares, especially since they’ve had time to grow separately.
“We’re women now and we have grown so much and we have done our own thing, gone our own ways and gone our own path. And now we’re together in a different light,” she explains, while hinting at more reunions with the other members in the future. “I’m trying to reunite with them, so I think some sort of reunion may happen.”
In the years since her work with Fifth Harmony, Brooke dabbled in Latin music, but revealed that she ultimately missed making the pop sounds of her earlier career. “I felt I really wanted to go back to who I truly was, the pop artist that I am,” she recalls. “I recently reconnected with my former A&R from my Fifth Harmony days … 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.’”
As for what’s next for Brooke’s solo endeavors, she promises that an album is on the horizon for 2024: “There is 100 percent an album, but that will be for next year,” she says. “Fingers crossed, but it’s really true. We’re just beginning to work on it and we have a lot that’s in store.”
Watch Brooke’s full Billboard News interview in the video above.