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Singer opening for Fifth Harmony: We connected over our Florida roots

Jake Miller.
Jake Miller.

Jake Miller is having a blast. The “First Flight Home” singer is traveling around on tour with Fifth Harmony as the girl band’s opening act on their 7/27 tour. They all hit the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre Friday night. Nope. You won’t see the Miller, 23, complaining about the gig. We spoke to the Weston, Florida, native before the concert.

What will your set be like?

I’ll do about nine songs, a good mixture of new and old songs that my fans love. It’ll be a fun time. I will definitely do my brand new song “Overnight,” which is the first single off my new EP of the same name that just dropped. I’ve been working on it almost an entire year so I’m excited for everyone to hear it.

What is your favorite song to do live?

It has to be “Overnight.” Something about it has an effect on me. It’s a whole new level of sound for a new chapter in my career. Kind of funky, old school, with a Justin Timberlake vibe. I had amazingly talented people helping me with this track. I think it’s one of those songs that has the potential to blow up. I believe in that song so much.

What is it like touring with 5H?

It’s been going so well. I’m having the time of my life out there. To be performing in West Palm Beach, in my hometown of South Florida, will be surreal because I’ve seen shows there as an audience member. As for Fifth Harmony, two of the girls — Camilla Cabello and Lauren Jauregui — are from Miami so we have that connection. I’ve known them a while. It was cool when we found out we were from the same place. They all have great energy and are so talented. They have a dedicated fan base and as an artist, I can appreciate their passion. Their ‘Harmonizers’ have shown me a lot of love, even though they may not know who I am and it’s great to be able to win them over.

Who’s your musical inspiration?

Justin Timberlake has always inspired me — a triple threat, singing, acting and he’s got great dance moves. I’d like to follow his career path. I also kind of look up to John Mayer and Eminem. I’m just a lover of music in general. But those are my go-to’s when I need to get hyped up before a show or take a little nap on a long flight.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully, I’ll be touring and headlining amphitheatres. I’d love to be a household name. I live in Los Angeles now and being here is super important, making all these connections and networking.

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