Dinah Jane Talks New Music, Finding Her Identity Outside Fifth Harmony & Having 'No Barriers' on 'Bottled Up'


The singer chats about getting into the solo highlight together with her single “Bottled Up” on the Pop Shop Podcast.

“It was sort of scary at first,” Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane says about releasing her new single “Bottled Up,” that includes Ty Dolla $ign and Marc E. Bassy. “I really feel like individuals count on rather a lot from me. I really feel like individuals all the time had an concept of who 'Dinah Jane' was, however being that this was my first [single] … I would like you to get conversant in the place I’ve come from.”

Where she’s come from might be well-known to pop followers: The 21-year-old is a member of the chart-topping lady group Fifth Harmony. The act has landed 9 hits on the Pop Songs airplay chart, together with the No. 1 “Work From Home,” additionally that includes Ty, whereas scoring 4 high 10-charting albums on the Billboard 200 chart. The group is at present on hiatus whereas the members pursue solo endeavors. In September, Dinah Jane dropped “Bottled Up,” her first single as a solo lead artist. (Her one earlier monitor outdoors of Fifth Harmony, 2017’s “Boom Boom,” was a co-billed effort with RedOne, Daddy Yankee and French Montana.)

For “Bottled Up,” she tells Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast that the monitor is “actually particular” to her and “actually private.” “I do know so many family and friends which are actually shut and so expensive to me which have bother expressing how they really feel, so that they flip to those substances to really get their feelings out,” she says.

When she was engaged on the monitor with Bassy, she remembers being “afraid and really timid,” however she says he advised her: “'No, no, no. Get your palms on this document as a result of it’s one thing particular. It has to return from you, of what you’re feeling and what you see.'” The monitor, which was initially a ballad, bought sped up, and Dinah Jane says she didn’t “let concern get in the best way of the topic or let individuals suppose that is far off from who I’m.”

“I simply needed to step into me being a girl as effectively. Not being afraid to speak about issues that really are actual. There [were] no limitations once I wrote this one with him.”

How has she felt about getting into the solo highlight on her personal? Was it scary, or was she like, "I’m prepared, let’s go!"

“I want that was the angle at first — ‘oh yeah, I’m prepared!’ — nevertheless it wasn’t. Just ‘trigger I used to be so used to my ladies, their firm, we all the time went in all places collectively.” Now, Dinah Jane says she will write songs which are “me.” Tracks which are “very private” the place she says doesn’t “have to consider different individuals’s opinions and let that intervene with what I’m feeling. And I’m certain [the rest of Fifth Harmony] all really feel the identical manner.”

Dinah Jane says she’s engaged on “numerous different music,” and has written about 60 tracks already. There is a plan to launch additional music, however she is mum on particular particulars on future releases (although she says the music could possibly be described as “city R&B … meets '90s to 2000s”).

Also within the present, Dinah Jane relates a tremendous story about why she’d like to do a document with Carrie Underwood (it includes Dinah shedding a tooth, American Idol and Dinah’s grandmother’s elbow) and simply how nervous Dinah was earlier than she sang “Bottled Up” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (the story begins with Dinah Jane asking the Pop Shop: “Do I’ve to maintain this PG?”).

Also on the podcast, Keith and Katie focus on all issues Ariana Grande (who was simply introduced as Billboard’s Woman of the Year!), Andrea Bocelli’s first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, information of the Spice Girls reunion tour, and Meat Loaf’s chart-topping hit music “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).”

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