Boy Band Why Don’t We have made their highly anticipated return with new single “Love Back” available on Atlantic Records. Teaming up with GRAMMY-nominated producer JHart, the new track finds the quintet sounding triumphant after a turbulent year, finding creative solace and marking the beginning an exciting new era for the group.
“We are so thankful to be able to release new music for our fans after they have been such an incredible support system for us throughout the past five years as a band,” Why Don’t We released in a statement. “‘Love Back’ is the start of our most authentic chapter yet, and we can’t wait for what’s next.”
The new single, from The Los Angeles quintet—-Daniel Seavey (American Idol 14 alum), Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron comes on the heels of the band accusing one of their managers of abuse, amid opposing lawsuits. Former managing partners Randy Phillips and David Loeffler each filed to maintain control of the group. The group wants Phillips as their manager and the abusive Loeffler–whom the group accused of starving and keeping them prisoner–out of the picture.
Watch Why Don’t We: Love Back Lyric Video
Meanwhile, on Oct 6 Why Don’t We performed live in-person for fans for the first time in nearly two years The group filmed at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater as part of the single’s official music video. The band hand delivered tickets to the show, giving back to some of their biggest supporters just days after celebrating the group’s five year anniversary.
Daniel told People magazine that “Love Back” is the first song he can show his friends “and be like, ‘This is Why Don’t We.'”
“We feel like adults, man. The amount of stuff we’ve been through together in five years is immeasurable,” he said. “It feels like literally the last five years for us has been this journey of who’s Why Don’t We? I genuinely think given all circumstances of where we’re at, we’re there now. We truly know what we’re here to do and what we’re here for.”
“The past several weeks have been challenging for us. We were forced to confront the ugly truth of our situation when Signature [Entertainment Partners] filed a completely frivolous lawsuit in a pathetic attempt to intimidate and hurt us after years of abuse and mistreatment,” said a statement provided to People magazine. “Rest assured the evidence will be presented in court. Now, WDW is more united and determined than ever to fight for our freedom. More importantly, we are committed to making great music and showing our appreciation for our fans for their support.”