LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Nicole Scherzinger says her new album, Big Fat Lie, helped her overcome self-esteem issues.
The 36-year-old singer detailed the record in an interview with the London Evening Standard. Scherzinger told the publication she was struggling with feeling ugly, fat and unworthy, and likened writing the album to "therapy."
"It's a very personal album to me," she shared. "It's a transitional album, and it's very honest and authentic."
"I'm in a different place in my life now," she continued. "I feel a bit more confident and comfortable in my own skin to be able to talk about some things that I hadn't talked about before... I'm addressing some issues and things I've battled with in my life in the album and hopefully people can feel like they can relate to it."
Scherzinger struggled with bulimia for years, and said, "It always feels good to be truthful because not everyone's perfect."
"Everyone always has these pre-conceived notions -- that you're glamorous, you don't have any problems, you don't have any issues, and we all battle with our own issues," she related.
Scherzinger came to fame as a member of girl group Pussycat Dolls in 2003. The singer released her first solo album, Killer Love, in 2011, and debuted Big Fat Lie on October 17. In addition to continuing her solo career, Scherzinger will star as Grizabella in a West End revival of Cats in December.