Fifth Harmony talk what inspired Reflection and the secret to success!
MTV Australia had the pleasure of meeting one of the biggest girl groups in the world right now, Fifth Harmony!
They've just released their debut album, 'Reflection' and by popular demand, the girls are Down Under to meet the fans - or Harmonizers - that launched a massive Twitter campaign to bring them here to Australia.
They're not taking to any stages on this visit, but a super psyched to be meeting their Aussie fans and seeing our country for the first time.
Check out what else these five gorgeous girls had to say!
Your Debut album is ‘Reflection’, which track are you most proud of?
N: ‘Everlasting Love’ for me, because it just represents our genre in music and feels like Destiny’s Child early 2000, which I grew up listening to.
There’s so many of you, so many strong voices, what’s the most difficult part of the production process?
D: I think the most difficult part [is] not knowing what was going to happen and also though you have all these ideas, sometimes they’re not used.
L: There are five of us and creatively we’re all very different and we all grew up with different kinds of music and different ideas of what we want the sound to be, but I feel like that might be bad sometimes. There’s also creative conflict, but it produces great stuff.
Who’s the most strong-minded?
All: All of us.
A: All of us in different ways.
D: At different times.
C: We’re all very opinionated.
L: Majority rules, so the majority always decides. Or our management!
How much control do you guys have over all your styling, production, art and performances?
N: We have a lot of creative input into what we do, ultimately, as far as music the label make the final decision, but they really care about our opinion and what we want to say and what we want to contribute.
L: When it comes to our shows and what’s happening on stage, we had a huge say on the creative process, with everything that went on and the way the show was going to run, we were the ones that were sitting down with our choreographer Sean and we were planning it all out.
A: Also for styling purposes, we all definitely [have control], that’s our thing. We don’t go out wearing anything that we don’t love.
You and One Direction have something in common, you were both chosen by Simon Cowell and you’re both hugely successful, what do you think the secret to success is?
D: Honestly, focus and hard work.
D: And if you really want to do something you have to stick by it, there should be no limit to how much hard work you put into it.
A: That’s what’s going to set you a part from everyone else.
C: I also think authenticity is probably the most important thing. I don’t think people give the audience enough credit. Because if you’re being fake people can tell.
So you have some big name supporters like Mariah & Ciara have you received any advice from them?
L: We actually saw Ciara the other day at the Red Dress event and she did give us some advice, she said, “Keep moving forward, to focus on the goal and not to let all of the things that are involved in this industry to get you down or to make you feel like you can’t do what you want to do.”
A: She’s so sweet.
N: She’s awesome! Beautiful inside and out.
A: Ciara’s obviously an amazing entertainer with a talented voice!
Harmonizers launched the Twitter campaign to get you here – What’s been the most surreal moment?
N: I think when we got here, at the airport; we were told there was like 40 but it turned out to be 200.
C: And they swarmed! It was overwhelming.
D: It was like, Tim Tams everywhere! I was lost, I couldn’t see anyone anywhere!
N: It was actually really fun like we were just riding the wave.
What’s on your bucket list?
D: To live here in Australia, to move. And New Zealand!
L: I think for me, my bucket list is just to travel the world. I want to go everywhere.