Dinah Jane has officially arrived. The Fifth Harmony vocalist has dropped her self-titled debut EP, Dinah Jane 1, a three-song collection of soulful, throwback R&B.
The project opens with “Heard it All Before,” a sassy kiss-off that includes nods to classic R&B songs like Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” and “My Boo” by Usher and Alicia Keys. The track was released alongside a ’90s-inspired video that features classic flip phones, boomboxes and slumber parties.
Jane sings of missed connections on “Pass Me By,” but really hits her stride on the cathartic closing track, “Fix It.” She gets personal on the latter song, opening up about her family and childhood. “There’s no room for me in this home / So I go dim myself ’cause it’s all I know / How’s it feel for you to finally know?” she sings.
“I’m so much of a closed book. I do not want anyone knowing what’s going on in my life. I’m very private and to myself, but I found out that expressing my story and what I’ve gone through is so much easier to come out through my music,” Jane told Billboard. “It was very therapeutic, and in making these records, I found so much comfort and such relief. I feel so relieved just getting this all off my chest.”
Dinah Jane 1 follows up her debut solo single, “Bottled Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Marc E Bassy, which dropped last September.
Watch the video for “Heard it All Before” here:
And stream Dinah Jane 1 below: