In December, Fifth Harmony became Fourth Harmony — kind of. It's not looking like they'll actually change their name, but last month, the eponymous "five" were brought down to "four" when the girl group announced Camila Cabello's departure via Twitter. "We have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well," they wrote, signing the message, "Love, Ally, Normani, Dinah and Lauren." Now, Fifth Harmony shared their first photo without Cabello. Thankfully, as it currently stands, 5H has transcended the curse that's plagued bands of yore. (See: What Justin Timberlake's departure did for *NSYNC.)
After the whole kerfuffle that was set in motion by Fifth Harmony's original Twitter letter, it seemed that both sides of the party might have a hard time reaching an agreement. Which — if you kept up with what they've said back and forth to each other — is understandable. Since then, Fifth Harmony and Cabello have remained mostly positive on their respective social media accounts. But as much as we've thought about the idea of Fifth Harmony not having five people, and discussed the ways in which this would be handled ad nauseam, we haven't actually witnessed what it would look like in real life.
On Thursday, that changed.
Just days after the new year, the ladies captioned the photo "Twenty Seventeen." Much like the recent premiere of The Bachelor, everyone is wearing red.
Now would be a good time to insert applicable phrases involving the word "red" that describe how the quartet appears. I'll go first. Fifth Harmony is red hot. Fifth Harmony is painting the town red. Fifth Harmony is red-dy to take on the new year. OK, I think that's enough, you get where we're going. They look good. Red-iculously good.
Terribly put together idioms aside, it's a relief to see the band looking forward to the future. For a while there, it was unclear if everyone would be able to move on, and more importantly for the fans, put out new music. Or if they would just dissolve following Cabello's split. This should soothe all of those concerns. For now — or at least until Fifth Harmony actually does drop a new album.
In fact, days before the announcement of Cabello's exit, the group confirmed a third album was in the works. No word on what's happening with that, but if you had to ask the remaining members of Fifth Harmony, they'd probably tell you the wait will be "worth it." Just a hunch.