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Camila Cabello on being solo: 'It’s so different to what I did with the group - I’m so much freer'

Camila Cabello has opened up about her solo career ahead of the release of her debut solo album, "The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving".

The American Cuban-born star has been supporting Bruno Mars' North American leg of his 24K Magic World Tour, but took time out recently to chat to Vogue about her upcoming record and what drives her creative vision. She revealed:

“I think I’ll remember how I wanted to do something so badly and create a record that I loved and making everything around it too. And, how hard I worked to bring that vision to life – and then I did it!

"What matters to me most right now in the world is making the vision that I have in my head coming to life and carrying it out in every aspect; the live performance part of it, the typography, the cover art, everything. That’s kind of what I’m focused on right now”.

Speaking further about her musical direction, she continued:

“There’s this consistent Caribbean Island and Latin thing going on, as well as a lot of my hip hop and singer-songwriter influences. Basically, every part of me that makes me me, is on there.

“I feel it’s so different to what I did with the group.

“I’m still dancing but it’s less choreographed. I’m so much freer. I can jump off the drums if I want to. I can rock out with my guitar player. I can do whatever and then I can jump back into the dancing. It’s really, really fun and I love interacting with the crowd and making it feel like it’s a really personal connection. I’m excited to be able to do shows on my own.

"I feel like I need to have every detail the way that I want it. It’s a heavier workload because there’s always something that needs to be decided, something that can be improved, or another idea that could be written. There’s a part of me that’s addicted to getting things better and sometimes I have to remind myself to take a break and just be 20.”

Camila Cabello's "The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving" drops next month on September 22. 

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