Adrienne Bailon Fears Failure In Today's Music Industry
These days, the music industry is much more than just having a love for music and wanting to be an artist. Adrienne Bailon let us know how true these sentiments ring for her. The former 3LW singer and Cheetah Girls star had everyone dropping tears on her daytime talk show, The Real, which she co-hosts with Tamar Braxton, Tamara Mowry, Lonnie Love, and Jeanie Mai. While discussing the status of her music career, Bailon told the audience how her anxiety and fear of not being understood in the 2015 music industry has kept her music on pause.
Bailon says the anxiety and fear of her five-year-delayed solo album going “flop” has kept her out of the studio. Although she was praised for having a youthful voice when she was 16-years old and in a girl group, at 31 (and still in love with singing) she fears not sounding her age or dismissed for sounding too young. She went as far to say she doesn't the sound of her own voice.
“For a long time, I think when I finished Cheetah Girls, I got a record deal with Def Jam and it didn’t go the way I thought it was gonna go," she said. "There was so much more to music than just what I loved about music. I grew up singing in church. I sing every day but nobody knows it. I love to sing! I felt like the music biz is different than when I got in the game at 16 years old. It was about music and talent and singing. And to step out on my own and let my voice be heard, I’m scared."
When her co-hosts asked her why she was so scared, she replied, "What if people don’t like it? What if it’s not successful? I almost have been saying I would rather it not come out and just say, well, it never came out than for it come out and be wack. It also felt like at a certain time when I was doing my music, every other door kept opening up for me, but not music.”
Check out the rest of her tearful admission as well as advice from fellow singer, Tamar Braxton, in the video up top.