Camila Cabello Opens Up About “Crippling Anxiety” Prior to Recording Latest Album

Camila Cabello opened up about “crippling anxiety” and how recording her latest album helped her become more open.

On Thursday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Camila said, “At the beginning of this album I was having such a bad time mental health-wise. It was crippling anxiety that was really hard for me. I feel like because I was in that place, I isolated a lot.”

She said that she felt like she needed to be healed before she let herself be seen.

“[The album’s] about my actual, real family and the roots of that, but also I feel like [it’s about] the family I made while making this album,” she explained. “Opening myself up to friendships and community…being vulnerable with what I was feeling.”

The “Bam Bam” singer said that vulnerability led her to make some of her favorite music.

“I need to be real and vulnerable,” Camila said. “Sometimes I felt like even being in the studio felt performative. Like, I want to prove that I’m a good writer and that I’m good.”

Watch the interview below.

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