It's been a long time since Nicole Scherzinger released some new tunes, but her fans are in for a real treat as she's been busy working on her latest album.
"I try to live it and take care of myself. The best way I'm trying to do that is through my music, which I am really excited about," the 44-year-old, who partnered with Hot Tools, exclusively tells Morning Honey while talking how her songs affect people. "I think it's the best way to hopefully empower others. The music I am working on is really, really uplifting and empowering. Hopefully it will speak volumes and speak for itself."
The Pussycat Dolls alum isn't holding back when working on new tunes. "It's definitely cathartic," she notes. "Music is my medicine, and I think if you're not being vulnerable enough, if you're not digging deep enough, then you're wasting time. It has to be real and honest. I try to do that in a way where people can look at it and reflect in themselves."
"I've evolved a lot since I put out music and you get to hear in the music that I'm doing everything on my own terms now," she adds. "There's no other influences. I'm getting to sing my truth, and it's super authentic, raw and real. It's all the different facets of me. It's almost like I am creating a couple of different albums, and I can't wait to share that. I think people will be surprised since I don't think it will be what they expect — and they'll learn a lot more about me and maybe learn more about themselves."
The songwriter is looking forward for her fans to stream the bops. "I was born singing. It's a big part of who I am, so to be able to share my story and get it out there is amazing. I love being on stage," she gushes.
Over the years, the brunette beauty has made a name for herself in the industry, but she admits it's not always easy. "I try to constantly work on myself and better myself," she says. "Whether it's prayer or meditation, I have a life coach. I always want to better my mental health and feed my soul creatively."
Now, the Hawaii native also gets to express herself in other ways — from music to being a judge on The Masked Singer to acting. "I feel really blessed," she says of her career. "It's another way for me to connect with people and show a different side of myself. Before I was on TV, people only knew me for my music or shows, but then when I starred on The Masked Singer, they saw something new. They got to connect with me in a different way and see my sense of humor and my geeky side. It's nice to be able to share all the different facets of yourself on all different platforms."
Going forward, the artist would love to embark on a world tour and write her own musical, in addition to doing a Broadway show. "There's a lot of stuff in the works!" she teases.
Since the star loves to get dressed up for The Masked Singer, it made sense that she would want to partner with Hot Tools to talk about their amazing products, including Hot Tools Black Gold QuietAir Power Dryer and the Hot Tools Pro Signature SteamStyler.
"I'm super stoked about the greatest hair dryer ever because it's 30 percent quieter and delivers fast, powerful drying, smooth styling and precise airflow for beautiful blowouts, smooth, straight hair and voluminous waves. I am always commuting, so I love having the quiet blowdryer because I am able to talk to producers, fellow panelists, my team, etc. while I am multitasking," she says.
In order to achieve her Masked Singer finale look, the Grammy nominee shares, "I wanted to feel like Christmas. I wanted bouncy curls, so I used the dryer to get that volume."