Nicola Roberts thought music was no longer "an option"
The twenty-five-year-old who releases her debut album 'Cinderella's Eye's on September 26 said: "I wasn't moody. I was 17 years old and from a place which is very small and where people don't walk around smiling all day, they have problems ... and I smile when something makes me smile. If I'm walking out of a club, and there are paparazzi there, what the fuck have I got to smile about?"
Certainly being called ugly wasn't anything to smile about either. One of the album tracks called 'Sticks and Stones' contains the following lyrics: "Too young to buy my own bottle of vodka / So I begged the driver, 'Please I need another' / How funny that I was too young for so many things/ Yet you thought I'd cope with being told I'm ugly over and over".
Roberts explains how her debut solo album was almost never going to happen:
"I had the summer off, and then we did a gig with Coldplay in September, and then we finished that and it was like, 'Right, what do I do now. I couldn't see music in my future. Nobody had approached me with a deal [at that point] so it was like, 'Am I allowed to make [it]?' It made me really sad: how did I go from believing so much in what I could do to thinking music wasn't even an option for me?"
Watch the 'Lucky Day' official video, the first track to be released from Nicola Roberts' album below:
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