After leaving Fifth Harmony in December, Camila Cabello insisted that she finally reached a place in her life in which she was happy. However, that doesn’t mean her transition to a solo artist was easy.
During an interview with SoundExchange, the “Crying in the Club” artist confessed that she was actually terrified to perform as a solo artist for the first time, after countless performances alongside her former Fifth Harmony group members, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Ally Brooke Hernandez.
Cabello reflected on her time performing in the group , but revealed that her sentiments of fear as a solo artist didn’t last long. “At first, it was really nerve-racking. But like anything, the more you do it, the more comfortable you become, and the more you learn how to improve,” she explained.
“It helps to remember that everybody in the room ultimately just wants to have fun and have a good time. So, I interact with the crowd and make them feel good. Performing solo was once intimidating. But I’ve learned a lot and now I feel very relaxed on stage,” Cabello added.
One of the reasons the singer chose to go solo was because she wanted to write her own music, and during her time in the group, she was not allowed to be involved in the creative process. This time around, the 20-year-old had final say on her music.
“Every song that made my album is a song that originated from notes on my phone. It’s really important to me that you can hear my voice as a songwriter through this album because that’s the whole reason I love creating music,” she said.
“I usually write lyrics or titles as notes on my phone and bring them into sessions. ‘Havana,’ ‘Never Be the Same,’ ‘Questions’… they all started as notes in my phone. I wouldn’t say the album was difficult to write because I’m always writing.”
Cabello admitted that writing has become a part of who she is and it is something that she will always do. “I would be writing even if I was unable to make an album. Writing isn’t part of my job or career, but it’s my way of expressing myself and it’s one of the things I love to do most in the world,” she said.
Since leaving Fifth Harmony, Cabello has been working on her debut solo album, “The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving.” The singer admitted that she is anxious to have her fans hear her new music.
“I feel like I can’t really breathe the same until I release it. People are really going to know me…