Sharon Corr has revealed it took time to write music for herself after swapping being with a band for a solo career.
The Irish singer-songwriter was formerly a member of The Corrs with her two sisters Andrea and Caroline and brother Jim, but then went on to become a solo artist.
Asked if it took a while to stop writing harmonies and songs like she would have done in the group, Sharon admitted: "It did a bit. It's like sticking on braces, but then getting your crooked teeth back.
"We all wrote for the band and accommodated each other, so yeah, it did take a bit of time just writing for me.
"I think stage wise it was easier, I've always been comfortable on stage, but inhabiting the centre role now is very natural to me. There was a little transition but it's all part of the journey."
Sharon is touring the UK and Ireland from September 14 and it set to release her second album The Same Sun on September 16.
She acknowledged her new record is very different to her first solo offering, Dream Of You.
"I love that record but I listen to it now and it wasn't who I am now, I hadn't found the music I wanted to make then," she said.
"I feel that was a transitional record from The Corrs to what I'm doing now. I still had a pull to write songs from The Corrs, but now I'm writing for myself. It's just me this time around, and I think it shows I've developed. It's all merged together into one giant influence. I love what I did with the band, but I love what I'm doing now too, it's about moving forward all the time."