Lauren Jauregui recently opened up about her time with Fifth Harmony, as well as her solo career. The singer, 21, also posed for Playboy magazine.
During her interview with the publication, Jauregui said that she and the other members of Fifth Harmony tried their best to be themselves throughout their career together. However, they became overnight sensations when they were just teenagers, and this made things a bit challenging.
"When you're really disconnected from who you are and you're ashamed of it, you can write and tell a story, but you can never really tell your story. That's what separates a lot of artists from others - the connection," said Jauregui.
According to the "Work From Home" singer, she is currently focusing on her solo career just like Camila Cabello, who left the group in 2016.
At the moment, Jauregui revealed she is just exploring and getting in touch with herself creatively. "To be real, I don't want to give myself boundaries," she added.
Fifth Harmony Announces Break
In a statement released on March 19, Fifth Harmony revealed that the members decided to go on separate ways. However, they also said that the break will only be temporary. Admittedly, things have not been the same for the group since Cabello left two years ago.
"After six years of going hard, non-stop, we also realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time, for now, to go on hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors. We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals," read the statement.
Who Is Fifth Harmony?
Fifth Harmony was launched in 2012 in the now-defunct show X-Factor US. Jauregui, Cabello, Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, and Ally Brooke auditioned for the show separately, but Simon Cowell decided to put them in a group.
Even though they did not win, the group immediately released their debut album, Better Together, a year later. Fifth Harmony's other albums are Reflection, 7/27, and Por Favor.
Some of Fifth Harmony's most popular songs are "Worth It," "That's My Girl," "Down," "Sledgehammer," "BO$," "All in My Head," "Miss Movin' On," "I'm In Love With a Monster," "He Like That," "Me & My Girls," "Write on Me," "Brave Honest Beautiful," and "Angel."