Fans of Fifth Harmony will have to wait slightly longer for the group’s debut album ‘Reflection’.
The release window for the set has moved around a fair bit this year, however the LP was most recently confirmed to arrive on December 16th.
Today, though, the quintet revealed that the project – preceded by singles ‘Bo$$’ and ‘Sledgehammer’ – will now hit retail in January.
While a new date has been confirmed (January 26th), supporters of the group have taken to social media to vent.
Hoping to quell the commotion, member Camilla explained that the main reason for the hold-up is because they’re still selecting tracks for the final tracklist.
On the one hand, the new date allows the ladies to avoid the crowded holiday window. Perhaps affording them the ability to shine in a less packed climate.
However, there’s also the fact that the group has many young fans, who would no doubt have liked to unwrap their new album from under their trees this Christmas. From a commercial standpoint too, there’s also the reality that folk are more generous with their spending come the holidays. As such, to put it simply, a major sales opportunity may have been missed amidst the latest move-around – especially as wallets are notoriously tighter in Q1 of the following year due to shoppers being “spent out” from the holidays.
Still, what’s done is done. It’s clear Team Harmony want more set-up time for the roll-out. Hopefully their strategy pays off.