Lauren Jauregui Gets Candid About Fifth Harmony's Break, Rediscovering Her Artistry for Her Own Album: 'I Felt Free'

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What does Lauren Jauregui consider the post-Fifth Harmony Lauren? "She's brand-fucking-new."

In a brand new interview for the Zach Sang Show on YouTube, the singer-songwriter took half in an almost hour-long, candid dialogue about her time within the lady group and the way their hiatus introduced on the "unleashing of plenty of emotions."

"I wanted all the pieces to have occurred precisely the best way it did, to be sincere, as a result of all the pieces and precisely the way it unraveled ... It taught me a lot about myself and my character," she mentioned.

"This yr [since Fifth Harmony introduced its break in March] has a been an insane quantity of exploration, simply sort of getting actually deep down into my very own coronary heart and my very own issues I've been by and issues I've not likely talked to myself about," Jauregui defined. "I really feel like plenty of us sort of float by life and we get so far of numbness, and we don't actually understand how we obtained there. We're not likely feeling as a lot. And that's to say to the great issues as a lot because the dangerous issues. I observed once I misplaced contact of feeling, I misplaced my artistry. I misplaced myself and what I like to do as a result of I couldn't actually get in contact with that anymore."

"I sort of snapped into a spot the place I used to be like, 'Be alive. Try to soak up what's happening,'" she mentioned of her time in Fifth Harmony, which spanned a interval of a number of of her adolescence, from ages 16-21. "Even then, plenty of the stuff occurs so rapidly you don't have time to soak up it. You don't have time to course of it. You're on to the subsequent, and in the event you're not on to the subsequent you're a flop. They don't offer you time to breathe or take pleasure in what you're doing, or to even enable it to develop into one thing anymore. If it didn't chart throughout the first 5 minutes of it being launched, like, it's a flop."

The "Expectations" artist mentioned she's now "studying to detach myself from this complete pop mannequin" and to delve right into a "actual, genuine artistic course of, simply ensuring what I'm saying means some shit to me after which hopefully which means one thing to another person."

Her debut solo single -- not counting a handful of different artists' songs she's featured on -- was launched on Oct. 24, with a full album to return. No launch date has been set for her solo full-length, which she simply started writing materials for this previous May, however she's penned about 40 songs that might probably make the reduce.

"I wasn't [writing before then] as a result of I used to be not alive," she admitted. "I had zero inspiration ... It was draining. It taught me so much about myself. It taught me so much in regards to the business. It taught me so much about communication. It taught me so much about methods to deal with issues. But it undoubtedly took plenty of vitality in that course of. And that vitality, I simply didn't have it to place it into artwork ... I assumed that I had misplaced my expertise, that it was gone, that it had been taken away as a result of I wasn't utilizing it."

Jauregui continued: "It was scary 'trigger as an artist, that's the one factor that I've. That's my identification. That was my identification for thus lengthy once I was youthful."

"I didn't should show that or query that," she famous. "And then I obtained thrown right into a scenario the place I used to be 100% questioned. It was like, 'Oh, you don't perceive artwork. You can't presumably have style, being in your scenario' [put along with 4 different ladies to kind a pop group for The X Factor in 2012]."

Now that she's embarking on a profession of her personal, she's obtained loads of ambition: "I might love to put in writing a tune that I get demise threats for," she joked (type of). "I do know that sounds loopy, however that's the world we stay in. We stay in a world the place folks get demise threats for standing up for his or her human rights. I need to write a tune that's that highly effective sufficient that somebody that unconscious thinks they should threaten my life. That can be my aim. That means I'm doing one thing that's shifting shit. I'm shifting the needle ahead."

Watch the complete interview beneath to see her discuss her upcoming album, what went into the making of "Expectations," how being religious has helped her discover her approach once more and extra.