As concern over coronavirus escalates across the country, many have been forced to “work from home.” Likely to last for a while, people are getting use to their new routine, clearing kitchen space for a home office or reveling in the sweatpants and showerless workday. For some it can be disruptive, for others it can be a silver lining, for all it’s an excuse to bust out Fifth Harmony’s 2016 ode to escaping the office, “Work From Home.”
Released in a simpler time, before sweeping epidemics and an infected Tom Hanks, Fifth Harmony stood together as five young women along with Ty Dolla $ign, determined to fix conflicting schedules and to pack as many puns into three and a half minutes as possible. Nobody was “getting off early” because everyone is the boss at home.
Now as a nation collectively works from home, “Work From Home” has found another life. The song has been surging up the US iTunes, thanks to a flood of memes and the simple fact that it’s a timeless bop. Also may we say, it packs an important message worth noting in this time of trouble. “You don’t gotta go to work, but you got to put in work.”
Coronavirus cancellations are also impacting the members of the girl group as well, with Ally Brooke being forced to postpone dates on her current solo tour.
“I’m really heartbroken as my team and I have worked tirelessly on this show, and I was so excited to bring it across the country and hopefully eventually the world,” she shared on Instagram. “But what matters most is you guys’ health and safety, and the safety of us all. This show is my everything, my first baby, my heart, and I cannot lie I am very sad, but this just means that God has better timing. I trust Him.”