Pop star Samantha Jade has opened up about her battle with Hollywood anxiety.
Jade, who regularly writes and records in Los Angeles, told AAA the entertainment capital used to symbolise dark times for her.
She was signed to a major US label before being dropped.
“I’d go to LA and I’d get this anxiety and unsettled vibes,” Jade said. “I’d think, ‘I don’t fit here, I don’t belong here, there are so many bad memories’”.
“This industry is tough. It’s filled with know-it-alls. It’s also filled with people preaching … what your best and worst assets are. They just tell you.”
On a recent trip back to California, Jade vowed to “put a new stamp on LA”.
“I told myself, ‘I don’t live here, I can go home soon, and this is a great place where amazing things also happened for me,’” she said.
“Anytime my mindset started getting negative, I’d bring it back to positive.”