Kordei, who recently stepped out with the song “Love Lies,” a smooth duet with Khalid for the Love, Simon soundtrack, says that life outside a group setting is nerve-racking.
“It’s always kind of scary, especially because for the past six years, Fifth Harmony’s all we’ve ever known,” the 21-year-old-singer told Entertainment Tonight. “So, every time we put something out individually, it’s like, ‘Oh shoot! All eyes are on me!’”
Kordei is currently working on her debut solo album.
On March 19, the members of Fifth Harmony — Kordei, Jauregui, Dinah Jane and Ally Brooke — shocked fans by announcing on social media that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus in order to pursue solo endeavors.
“Reflecting on the past six years since we started on X Factor, we’ve realized just how far we’ve come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever,” the group wrote in a statement. “We’ve really had one hell of a memorable journey together and can’t begin to express our gratitude to y’all for coming along with us on this wild ride!”
Previous member Camila Cabello left the group in December 2016, and has found success with hits like “Havana” and “Bad Things.”
Fifth Harmony’s Jauregui also opened about going solo in a recent interview with Playboy. The singer has already dabbled in the solo world collaborating with Halsey (“Strangers”), Steve Aoki (“All Night”), and boyfriend Ty Dolla $ign (“In Your Phone”).
“Right now, I’m just exploring myself and getting in touch with myself creatively,” she said. “To be real, I don’t want to give myself boundaries. … It’s definitely different than my work with Fifth Harmony. It’s me.”