It's been five years since the women of Danity Kane hit a stage together. Now they're looking to make a strong comeback in 2014. On Thursday, Jan. 16, the girl group released their latest single "Bye Baby".
Fortunately the release was welcomed with highly lauded reviews, as they appear to be living up to their reputation. The record centers around the cliché of heartache and moving on from a lost love.
According to the Boombox, the new single is the first to be released by the group's remaining members since they announced their reunion at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards' pre-show. They also touched on their growth since their disbandment in 2008, and some of the reasons why they decided to reunite.
"You know we've just grown. We're more mature women," Aubrey told MTV News on the VMA red carpet. 'This time we wanted to come back on our own free will. We're in the studio right now [and] actually with Stereotypes, who did Damaged. And we have a new song that we love called Rage. So we're really excited about that."
The ladies also insisted that they've grown and evolved as women, and are ready to put the drama to rest and move forward with their careers.
"It just got to a point where we were reaching a place in all our individual careers where we felt like we established a lot of the things we wanted to develop within ourselves, but we were still missing the pieces of what we had started off with and we didn’t want anyone to define that for us," Aubrey said.
They also revealed how they put their reunion in motion. 'It kinda started as a phone call, a text to each of us and then we went to lunch and it was like no time had passed. It was like, "OK. Let’s do it," said Aundrea.
The quartet even shared a picture via Facebook to assure fans that they're ready to take 2014 by storm. The caption for the picture read, "All For One & One For All".
However, they'll be moving forward without one former group member - D. Woods - a.k.a Wanita Woodgette. Woods also expressed her sentiments of the group's reunion as the decision was quite perplexing for the singer. In the past, she's stated that when she expressed interest in a reunion, no one else was in agreement. But, nevertheless, Woods wished the ladies well on their future endeavors in a statement during an interview with US Weekly back in August of 2013.
"Much love to the ladies of DK!! They have decided to reunite and I, like our amazing fans, will be cheering them on," said Woods.
The ladies – Aubrey O’Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard, and Aundrea Fimbres – are currently putting the finishing touches on their third studio album. In a recent interview, they revealed that they are currently collaborating with a number of heavy hitters in the music industry in an effort to make their comeback album a platinum-selling success.
They confirmed that they are working with top producers James Fauntleroy, Dem Jointz, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Timbaland, Da Internz & The Stereotypes. Their third album is set to be released some time in 2014.