Fifth Harmony has been promoting the news of their new album, Fifth Harmony, which comes out on August 25th. One way Fifth Harmony is getting the word out about their new music is by gracing the cover of Seventeen magazine’s September/October issue. Members of the girl group, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei, spoke to Seventeen about new music, their personal lives and being a foursome now that former member, Camilla Cabello, departed the group in December.
Member, Dinah Jane talked about how she’s felt like the group has grown up saying “When we met, it basically felt like elementary school. Now we’re in our senior year.”
To describe the future of the group, Ally said “We’re focusing on this new era. We’ve had some highs and some very, very sad lows, but together we’re writing our new narrative.” Normani added “It’s so beautiful having four women on the same page. There’s nothing we can’t get through together.”
The girls of the group also discussed how they feel proud of and how much they love themselves. Normani was very open about her insecurities saying “I’ve struggled with self-confidence in a different way than the other girls, in the sense that I’m the only black girl in the group. It’s a problem that so many little girls – whether they’re African-American, Latin, whatever – can’t identify with what they see. Hopefully I can be a source of light. I feel like I have the power to influence a whole generation, which is overwhelming at times but also such a beautiful thing.” Lauren shard how proud she is oh her bisexuality saying “You can’t use the fact that I’m bisexual against me if that’s something I’m proud of, I feel motivated more than scared to share who I am because it makes me feel awesome when someone comes up to me and says that because of me she was able to find the strength to accept herself.”
Lauren also shared an meaningful message of insecurities saying “I’ve had times where everyone’s like, ‘Wow, you look so skinny! You look great!’ And they don’t know I’m in a really depressed place, and that’s why I look like that. I’m all about doing little things that make you feel healthier, like going to the gym or drinking water. If I’m like, ‘I hate what I’m seeing in the mirror,’ I say, ‘Okay, what are we going to do to fix it?’ Regardless, every single inch and scar is what makes you you.”
The rest of the interview will be available to read on the September/October issue of Seventeen magazine which goes on newsstands, August 15th