Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Confirms Solo Album, Collaborations on the Way
As promised in their hiatus announcement, the members of Fifth Harmony are moving full steam ahead on their individual solo careers, including Normani Kordei.
Speaking to Beats 1 radio on Monday (March 26), the "Love Lies" singer confirmed that she's currently busy chipping away at her debut solo album, as well revealed who she's working with in the studio.
"I’m working on my first full-length album. I’m the beginning stages, still," Kordei said, adding, "I’ve gotten the chance to work with The Stereotypes, I’m going to be in with the Monsters and the Strangerz, Sarah Aarons, Sailor Heart, Victoria Monét, Ester [Dean]... I’m getting in with her very soon, too, so I’m excited."
The former Dancing with the Stars competitor didn't give too much away on the sound of her record, but she did hint at the album's personal nature, sharing that she hopes people will get to know her better with her solo music.
"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," she explained.
She also shared that it's been "scary" having people listen to her solo music for the first time.
"For the past six years, Fifth Harmony's all we’ve ever known...so, every time we put something out individually, it’s like, 'Oh shoot! All eyes are on me!'"
On March 19, Fifth Harmony announced a hiatus in order to focus on their individual careers.
"After six years 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," a statement shared on social media read. "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."