Normani Says Solo Career After Fifth Harmony is Going to Be “Scary”

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Fifth Harmony‘s decision to go on an indefinite hiatus to “pursue solo endeavors” is heartbreaking, but it’s not like we didn’t see it coming. All of the girls have been dipping their toes into the solo-music waters for several months now, but just because it’s not necessarily new for them to be doing things on their own doesn’t make it any less scary.

Normani has a new single called “Love Lies” with Khalid, which is featured on the Love, Simon movie soundtrack, and is currently working on her debut solo album. She’s obviously very excited about what the future holds, but also admits that it’s “kind of scary” to suddenly be on her own.

“It’s always kind of scary, especially because for the past six years, Fifth Harmony’s all we’ve ever known,” she tells Beats 1 on Apple Music. “So, every time we put something out individually, it’s like, ‘Oh shoot! All eyes are on me!'”

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The 21-year-old says she’s in “the beginning stages” of making her debut record, which will be heavily influenced by all the things she’s experienced over the years as a member of the hottest girl group in Hollywood.

She explains, “Honestly, I feel like I’ve experienced a lot in the last six years, so I feel like just getting all of that out. Whatever comes to mind, whatever I’m going through at the moment. I just want this to be an album that completely represents who Normani is. And for some people, it may be the first time.”

After 5H announced the hiatus, Mani was asked if she wanted to say anything to fans who supported her and the girls since they were formed on The X Factor. Her message to Harmonizers?

“Oh, I love you guys so much and you made it the best time of my life… I’ll never forget it.”