Truthfully, I had never heard of Fifth Harmony until now. I know, I don’t get out much and should walk around in the fresh air, smell the roses, blah blah. Anyway, when I stumbled upon the third place finalists of The X Factor (Season 2) harmonizing away to one of my favorite songs of the moment – “Thinking Bout You” – I couldn’t help but listen in awe.
Fifth Harmony’s own take of the song is absolutely breathtaking. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s better than Frank Ocean’s original version, the all-girl group does a fabulous job of making the track their own. Each of the five members plays up their strengths, choosing certain parts of the song to fit each girl’s vocal capabilities.
What we get is an in-studio, (seemingly) genuinely impromptu cover sesh of Fifth Harmony belting their hearts out to a song about nostalgia and love. It’s a lovely piece that not only does the original justice but creates something totally new in itself.