Fifth Harmony Cover ‘Billboard’ Mag & Share Mature Kygo-Esque ‘7/27’ Cut ‘Write On Me’!

FACT: When it comes to girl groups, there’s a major gap in the musicsphere.

Aside from intentional acts like Girls Generation and 2NE1, we basically only have Little Mix and Fifth Harmony, who are currently the only successful U.S-formed girl group we have. And whether you love them or not, Fifth Harmony have had a pretty stellar run in a short time: Their single “Worth It” is certified 3× platinum and their latest “Work From Home,” is the first girl group song to break into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in EIGHT years. (The last one: “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls, which hit No. 9 in July 2008.)

As they gear up for the release of their second studio album 7/27 (which hits stores on May 27), the ladies – Camila Cabello, Dinah Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei and Ally Brooke – grace the cover of Billboard and open up about mastering the group dynamic, their highs, lows and everything in between.

On knowing the group can’t last forever: “It has been an incredible journey, and it’ll continue as long as it can, but this will be that chapter that got us wherever we needed to go. We’re ­learning the business, meeting people we need to know, getting knowledgeable about our craft. This is basically us being in college for our majors.”

Camila on suffering from anxiety: “I was having terrible anxiety, nonstop. My heart would beat really fast the whole day. Two hours after I woke up, I’d need a nap because my body was so hyperactive. It was so eff — sorry, but it was so f***** up. I was scared of what would happen to me, of the things my brain might tell me. I realized the stuff I thought was important isn’t worth my health. Now I write in a diary every day, work out and meditate.”

Lauren on falling for the illusion of fame: “They sell you this ­present of rainbows and butterflies, and as a 16-year-old that’s what I bought. It’s why I did X Factor and why I ended up in a group. But then you’re working so hard, so young. [Meanwhile] my friends are in college, ­telling me about their days and what they’re studying. You’re having to put on a smile on a red carpet. It’s like, ‘Who am I? Am I for myself or for this?”

Alongside their Billboard cover this week, Fifth Harmony have shared another glimpse into their anticipated sophomore in the form of: “Write On Me,” a deliciously sweet pop number all about that special someone making their mark on you. “Write on me/ Color outside the lines/ Love the way you tat me up/ Baby take your time/ Write on me/ Give me some wings, I’ll fly/ Love the way you tat me up/ I’ll never change my mind,” the sing on the infectious chorus, laced with shimmering synths and signature Kygo-esque flutes.

Easily the most mature thing we’ve heard form the LP so far – I N T O I T!

Pre-order Fifth Harmony’s new album 7/27 on iTunes / Apple Music and get “Write On Me” instantly!

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