Nicole Scherzinger on “Quaran-cleaning” and The Pussycat Dolls’ Reunion with Manuel Arnaut
Nicole Scherzinger‘s legion of fans is in for a treat as the Grammy-nominated singer recently sat down for a chat with the Editor-in-Chief. The latest episode of our weekly series ‘Manuel Arnaut in Conversation With…’ sees the editor and the powerhouse performer connect virtually from their homes for a chat that was “intimate and real” as Scherzinger put it.
When asked how she is dealing with home confinement due to the current climate the singer went on to reveal what she said most people don’t know about her — the fact that she is an introvert. “I’m kind of bred for self-isolation,” she said. “So I’m actually in my most happy place right now, because I don’t have to leave my house. I’m normally bouncing around from country to country non-stop so I get to be in one place, and get to re-focus and reconnect with everything.”
Even if you are not one of the 4.5 million people keeping up with the Don’t Cha singer on Instagram, a quick scroll down her profile is bound to show you multiple posts of the singer clad in workout gear. From easy workout routines to freestyle dances that engage nearly every muscle in the body, Scherzinger has been the embodiment of fitness inspiration now more than ever, and she does it all from her home gym. “My gym, I usually just use it for my glam-room so now I actually get to use it as a gym and all the workout equipment,” shared the singer before she went on to say that she has also been doing a lot of “quaran-cleaning.”
Working out and organizing her house is not only helping in keeping the singer focused but is also motivating her to write new music. “I am really excited to share with you all [the newly written music] for myself and The Pussycat Dolls and a couple of projects that I’m really excited about, like more of fitness and wellness projects that I’m creating,” revealed the singer. Like most of us, Scherzinger is also dipping her toes into a new form of creativity at this time as she said, “I’m writing a script – never done anything like that before.”
Having reunited to form The Pussycat Dolls once again after ten years of being apart, Arnaut asked Scherzinger if she missed touring with the girl group and being on stage with them. “Yeah, that’s a big part of the reason why we got back together after this ten-year anniversary,” replied the singer. “I think it was just natural for us to go our separate ways when we did, and we got to grow not only as humans but as artists and women. It’s been a few years in the making that we’ve been talking about getting back together and we wanted to make sure it was the right time in everyone’s lives and it is right now.” With their new hit single React, the Dolls are not only back with the same contagious energy as ten years ago but also with “a message of love, acceptance, and inclusivity because its something we’ve had to learn over the years for ourselves,” added Scherzinger.
The singer went on to share the story behind the latest single. “Everybody knows PCD mainly for dance and we wanted to stay true to our roots,” said the girl group member. “We wanted to have a song with a fat beat that you could dance to and your inner diva could come out to but then we wanted to make sure it was modern and today’s sound.”
Scherzinger and Arnaut went on to discuss a lot more — from the singer’s philanthropic work to the competitiveness in the music industry — and the chat came to an end not before the singer serenaded us with a few lines from Don’t Cha.
Watch the full conversation between Manuel Arnaut and Nicole Scherzinger in the video above.