Fifth Harmony performed in Paris on Nov. 9, just days before the deadly attack at Paris’ Bataclan theater Friday, and the group told Billboard that they’ve been holding that experience close to them in light of the recent tragedy.
“Paris just exudes love and romance and for me personally hope and joy and faith too, it just means so much to me,” said Ally Brooke. “That place made me feel so happy and so safe and my spirit was just so full of joy. It really just saddens me what happened in Paris because we met a lot of people over there and good people and it was ironic because the city to me was just so happy and filled with hope and then the attacks happened and that was something really hard to deal with and hard to think about.”
Normani Hamilton echoed the sentiment of shock that they all felt upon hearing of the attacks.
She said, “It’s just really a wakeup call to humanity in general that we just need to do better. We’re supposed to be harmonious and we’re supposed to spread love but that’s just not what we’re giving and I just think we could do so much better.”
Watch the interview above.