You want a Fifth Harmony announcement that won't bring you down, down, down? You've got it, dearest Harmonizer. On Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the four members of 5H revealed that their third album will be out on Aug. 25. Of this year. As in a month from today. This is not a drill from the "Work From Home" music video. The self-titled record, which includes the hit single “Down” featuring Gucci Mane, will be 5H’s first since Camila Cabello’s departure from the group.
The follow-up to the terrific collection of tunes that is 7/27 will be out a mere eight months after they revealed it was happening: Last December, the pop outfit revealed that a third album was in the works. But on Dec. 18, Cabello made her exit, turning the quintet into a quartet. After the “Bad Things” singer left, the remaining members confirmed that new music was still on the way, assuring fans that the lineup shakeup would not interfere with the third album.
5H also confirmed that they would be sticking with the band’s name — even though they are now down a singer; as funny as the “Fourth Harmony” memes were, the former quintet opted to not change the moniker that The X Factor viewers gave them so many moons ago. As Ally Brooke Hernandez told Billboard earlier this month, “The fans are our fifth member.” And come this August, an album that was named after the group’s original (and forever) name will be in our hot little hands.
Until then, here are Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, and Lauren Jauregui absolutely crushing it alongside Gucci Mane on The Tonight Show.
Before we know it, "Down" will be joined by a whole pile of fresh Fifth Harmony bops, and we are so very lucky. On Aug. 25, we'll see Fifth Harmony in our music libraries, like, "Ooh, we love your style." The wait is worth it. Uh huh, it's worth it.