Lauren Jauregui Opens Up About Songwriting Fears in Twitter Q&A: 'I Was Too Scared Of Failure'

Good news for Harmonizers: Lauren Jauregui's debut studio album is definitely in the works, despite having to overcome some of the singer's jitters before getting to work on her first solo venture. The Fifth Harmony member revealed on Twitter early Monday morning (May 14) that although she was initially nervous to start penning songs as a newly solo act, she's been spending tons of time in the studio.

"Fun fact: I actually only started writing actual songs this year," Jauregui admitted. "I had only written two songs in my life completely that I thought were ok and I was too scared of failure to try until my world shifted earlier this year."

Jauregui's "world shift" might have had something to do with Fifth Harmony's indefinite hiatus, but she began her songwriting process before the then-foursome made their announcement last March. Jauregui continued: "The rest of the songs you’ll hear I’ve actually written within the past 3 weeks/month. Literally in the studio every day just opening the floodgates of all the shit I never let myself say. So..yeah lol never give up on yourself and DO IT ANYWAY BECAUSE YOU CAN ONLY GET BETTER."

Although the budding solo act said she was "incredibly" nervous and "scared" to begin songwriting, it seems this newfound confidence has had a quick payoff, considering Halsey has already recruited Jauregui for support on the upcoming Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour. Jauregui hinted that her new music might be heard as she opens for the "Bad at Love" singer's Latin American dates.

"I was like 'nonononooooo I don’t wanna be bad at thissssss it’s literally what I love the mossssstttt,'" Jauregui explained regarding the songwriting process. "And then I met my friend Khaled (not the DJ, he’s a producer) and he pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me do it anyway."

Read Jauregui's candid tweets below.

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