Jesy Nelson ‘to release debut single in a matter of weeks’

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Jesy Nelson is reportedly to release her debut solo track “in a matter of weeks.”

The singer, 30, who quit Little Mix after almost a decade in the band at the end of 2020, is said to be on track to drop her first single as a solo artist in September.

Reports suggest the track will be “more upbeat than some might be expecting”.

A source told The Sun: “Jesy spent several months at the beginning of the year working on the music and it has all come together quite quickly.

“Her new record label Polydor are keen to strike while the iron is hot, so they are throwing everything at her project and want the first single out in a matter of weeks.”

Two weeks ago, the star posted a selfie on Instagram with the caption: “New era pending,” perhaps alluding to the release.

Nelson’s representatives have been contacted for comment.

Nelson shared a snippet of her new track on Instagram by accident back in June.

She posted a short video working with her producer in the recording studio listening back to the track - but then quickly deleted the video.

The singer quit the high-profile band in December, saying being in a girl group had “taken a toll” on her mental health.

She had spoken openly about her battle with anxiety and previously revealed in a BBC documentary called Odd One Out that abuse on social media got so bad she attempted to take her own life.

She signed a deal with Polydor Records, the British label that is part of Universal Music Group, joining the ranks of The Rolling Stones, Haim, Ellie Goulding and Celeste back in May.

She said: “I’m so excited to finally announce that I will be signing to Polydor Records.

“I cannot wait for you to hear what I’ve been working on and to start this new chapter with the Universal Music team.”

Ben Mortimer, co-president of Polydor, added: “As soon as I met Jesy I knew Polydor had to become her label partner.

“She’s developed the sound for her next music beautifully. It’s true to her. And she has an authentic vision about what this next stage of her already incredible career should be.”

In January, Nelson scored her final number one with Little Mix after the single Sweet Melody, from their recent album Confetti, topped the charts.

They made history as the first female band to win the Brit Award for best British group earlier this year.

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