Camila Cabello Gears Up For Solo Album Debut, Refuses To Dish On Her Split From Fifth Harmony

Emily Gadsby
Camila Cabello's split from Fifth Harmony
(Photo: @camilacabello / Instagram)

Camila Cabello’s split from  Fifth Harmony is still a sore spot for the millions of #Harmonizers longing for a public reconciliation. 

In the short sprint leading up to the release of Cabello’s eponymous debut solo album, the “Havana” singer sat down with Rolling Stone to dish on everything from her new, soulful sound to the dissolution of America’s favorite girl group.  

it’s January 1. my album comes out in 12 days (link in bio omg) SOMEONE HOLD ME

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“it’s January 1,” wrote Cabello in an Instagram post dedicated to her upcoming album launch. “my album comes out in 12 days (link in bio omg)

Wanting to stay far away from the negative press that follows when stars trash their former bandmates in the press, (looking at you, Zayn) Cabello played it cool when asked about her 2016 split from Fifth Harmony.

“A lot of my fans were, or are, fans of the group,” she said. “I don’t like to ruin the dream. They believed in something that’s beautiful. I’m sure with One Direction, too, nobody really saw behind the scenes. You just see the dream.”

Switching to the much more pleasant topic of her solo debut, Cabello revealed that the album itself is a direct reflection of her own personal evolution. Switching the title from “The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving,” to simply “Camila,” the singer is emphatic in her promise that the track collection depicts the intimate journey of both the highs and lows of self-reflection. 

“At first I thought it was gonna be, like, a sad-song album,” she said. “Then the more I got into the year, it just was better. I felt way happier. I feel that it has a good balance of the emo and the happy.”

Thankful to the fans who stuck by her side as she made the terrifying leap into solo-star territory, Cabello was quick to thank her supporters for making her debut drop a possibility. 

“my little secrets are out in the world. havana, never be the same, real friends… thank u for showing my music so much love this year,” Cabello tweeted.

Be sure to check out “Camila” dropping January 12.

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