Though Fifth Harmony are currently chugging away on their upcoming, as-yet-untitled sophomore album, the girls haven’t been shy about admitting their time together is limited.
Over the past year, we’ve heard individual members speak out about the group’s inevitable expiration date, and we even saw Camila Cabello collaborate with Shawn Mendes on her first non-5H single, “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Now, Normani Kordei is the latest to discuss branching out on her own. The 19-year-old posed for a solo cover of Cliche magazine’s February/March issue, and inside, she admitted the girls all have different dreams they want to pursue.
“Yes, in the future,” she said about going solo someday. “In the beginning, we all had intentions of pursuing solo careers. I’m still an individual, as well as the others, meaning we have slightly different visions and aspirations.”
Luckily for Harmonizers, Normani added that they still have plenty more they want to do as a group before splitting up.
“We have a ton of work [to do] and much more to accomplish as Fifth Harmony before that happens,” she said, further teasing their upcoming material as her favorite. “Although I love the body of work we have done, I would say that my favorite has yet to be released. I have a few favorites on this upcoming album, but one song in particular has really grown on me. I can’t say much about this song, but when it’s released, you’ll know. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
In December, 5H’s Dinah-Jane Hansen echoed Normani’s thoughts by saying it’s only a matter of time before they branch off from one another.
“We’ve been together for basically three years now and looking back… we’re very, very… happy with where we’re at right now. But from here on out, we wanna hopefully win a couple more awards together… maybe build more music together as well,” she said. “But I feel like we’ll probably go our separate ways later on. That’s the truth.”
The silver lining to all of this, at least, is that Fifth Harmony’s upcoming album -- the follow-up to last year’s stellar Reflection -- sounds primed to please fans, with tracks from hitmakers Max Martin and Stargate. And no matter what happens after that, at least fans will have five wholly authentic solo careers to look forward to.