Fifth Harmony Debuts First Music Video Without Camila Cabello


Fifth Harmony is moving on from their days as a party of five.

The girl group dropped their new music video for "Down" on June 8, 2017—their very first video without former member Camila Cabello. The track itself was officially released on June 2 and is the first single from their upcoming album. The song, which features a verse from rapper Gucci Mane, sounds oddly reminiscent of their hit "Work From Home"—though who are we to complain? These ladies are clearly killing it.

The music video follows the quartet at a motel with darkly lit scenes of the singers in their separate rooms, in the pool at night, and, while dancing in a parking lot—because, when you're in a girl group, that's apparently what you do.

Cabello left Fifth Harmony in December 2016 after much speculation about the group's impending split. The 20-year-old reportedly wanted to pursue a solo career—which she's already taken steps towards in recent months—and, during her last moments with Fifth Harmony, had apparently begun distancing herself from her bandmates.

"Over the past several months, we have consistently made every effort to sit down and discuss the future of Fifth Harmony with Camila," the final four members of Fifth Harmony said after Cabello's departure via a statement released on Twitter. "We have spent the past year and a half (since her initial solo endeavor) trying to communicate to her and her team all of the reasons why we felt Fifth Harmony deserved at least one more album of her time, given the success of this past year that we'd all worked so hard for. We called for group meetings which she refused, we asked L.A. Reid and the label to step in and try to set meetings, which again, she refused. We even went as far as group counseling which she did not show up to."

Though they've lost Cabello, Fifth Harmony, likely still bitter from the split, seems to be doing just fine. The group's been working hard on their third album, which Normani Kordei revealed they (partially) co-wrote (via Billboard). Ally Brooke Hernandez also opened up about the album's upcoming release, stating, "We're really experimenting with a lot of different sounds."

No word yet on the new album's release date.