Cheryl Tweedy has says she would rather her music did “awfully” than put out tunes that compromise her taste.
The 35-year-old mum of one, who split from Liam Payne last summer after a series of rows, opened up about her regrets about not pushing for certain singles to be put out in her old Girls Aloud days.
“Sometimes decisions were made to keep the labels happy as opposed us as artists and it’s hard to put your full heart behind decisions which aren’t your own,” she told Fault magazine.
“Of course, I was young and there’s no telling if what I wanted would have been for the best commercially but at the time, they felt more like the right ones for me but I didn’t push enough for them.
“I’m just happy that now my knowledge and my confidence has grown and I’m able to make the important informed decisions about my work. I’d rather have my music do awfully and hold the blame myself than do anything my heart isn’t truly in.”
But despite saying she would quit making new music if her last single flopped , Cheryl now vows never to give up.
“Music is my love and it’s my passion and there’s always going to be things that I need to say so it’s so hard to think about that time for me,” she went on.
“I do sometimes sit back and imagine my life when I’m older and grey but I love it right now.
“It’s funny, the music industry keeps changing and after my break it felt like starting again because everything about the process was different and I had to learn a new industry which was very different to the one I knew before.”
The singer also admitted being the mother of two-year-old son Bear has changed her completely.
“As a mother my perspective on certain topics has changed and while I can’t pinpoint what it is specifically, I have become a brand new person.
“At the moment I’m just teaching him numbers and the colours and I think I’ve realised that boys kind of need mothering their whole life,” she added.
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