Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello made headlines at the end of last year when she announced she would be leaving the all-girl group. The singer sat down with Billboard magazine and revealed that she is ready to start a career of her own.
Cabello opened up about some of the reasons she ultimately decided to go solo, “I was always super open [that] I couldn’t just sing other people’s words and be totally happy with that. You have to follow and honour that inner voice. I always encouraged the girls to do the same.”
The “Bad Things” singer admitted she reached out the other Fifth Harmony girls but no response was received: “I don’t want to get into the details of that, because it was really intense and it’s hard for me to talk about. It makes me sad.”
Her decision to leave wasn’t an easy one, but she knew to follow her heart, “The easiest route would be to shut my mouth, sing the songs, wear the clothes and keep going, you know?”
“I mean, [we were] at the peak of our career. It’s definitely not the safe option. I have it in my DNA. The way my mom raised me, it has always been: Don’t settle. Jump and hope you grow wings on the way down. I feel alive!” she continued.
The 19-year-old revealed her debut solo album will come out this fall, saying, “I know people will try and turn this into, ‘Is she going to be more successful outside the group?’”
She then continued, “To me, if I’m in the studio every day and I’m growing as an artist and I’m speaking from my heart, that’s success. The results don’t matter. I mean, isn’t that the goal?”
If Cabello’s debut album is anything like mega hit “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, we can’t wait to see what she’s got planned.