I think that Fifth Harmony came along at the right time in history. Halfway through the group’s set in their newest show, The Reflection Tour, a voice-over and ominous synths reverberate throughout the arena. The voice-over is provided by all five ladies that make up the super-group (Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, and Dinah Jane Hansen), and the point of it is simple: Love yourself. Realize that every person is unique in the way that they look and act, and it’s all beautiful. It’s what makes us human. The girls then return to the stage to sing “Brave, Honest, Beautiful”, the last track on the deluxe edition of their debut studio album, Reflection. Well transitioned by what I believe to be the perfect role models for the younger generation.
I said was I said at the beginning because of the unbelievable presence of cyber-bulling that’s been persistent thanks to the uprising of social media. It ruins young kids’ lives before they can even really begin. For the longest time I’ve thought that the pop world needed someone to reach out to a wide audience, speak up about issues like looks and body image, and say that you are perfect the way you are. Therefore, I think that Fifth Harmony came along at the right time in history.
The five vocalists performed an extravagant show, with top-notch production (topped with some confetti at the end) last night in San Jose, California at the SJSU Event Center. The set list was comprised of the group’s entire first album, in addition to a few older songs from singles and a previous EP. I thought this was a great move. There’s nothing more bothersome to me when a headlining group that only has an album’s worth of material doesn’t play every track off of it. It makes me think that they’re not confident in the material. Clearly, the girls proved they have full confidence and ability to pull off every track, from the opener “Bo$$”, all the way down to their hit, “Worth It”.
My personal favorite of the night was the track “Miss Movin’ On”. I don’t know why. There’s just something about the production quality of it, and the way that the lyrics are worded. In all honesty, with the right amount of guitar and drums behind it, this could have been an anthem of a pop-rock song. That, combined with stunning visuals that towered over the audience on LED screens behind the group made for an immaculate moment in the show.
There were a lot of young kids at this show, with their parents, waiting to see five singers that they clearly idolize. When they made that speech halfway through...I’ll just say that I haven’t seen that many people smile and genuinely seem happy in a long time. I’m happy that these kids have found idols in a group like Fifth Harmony. They deserve your attention.
The tour concludes on August 27th in New York, NY at the Beacon Theater. For more ticketing information, visit www.fifthharmonyofficial.com.
This has been another Shameless Promotion.