Jesy Nelson Teases Solo Music After Leaving Little Mix For Mental Health Issues

Just three months after Jesy Nelson announced that she was leaving Little Mix to focus on her mental health, the

Jesy Nelson

Just three months after Jesy Nelson announced that she was leaving Little Mix to focus on her mental health, the singer has fans convinced that she’s about to launch a solo career. Yep, Nelson just seemingly teased her new music online, and some people are not here for it.

Why Do People Think She’s Releasing Solo Music?

The rumors first started to swirl that Nelson was working on her new tunes back in February, when the pop star shared a snap of herself to Instagram, which she captioned, “Let’s go,” with a music note emoji.


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Then, a few weeks later, she posted another pic of herself, and this time she was in the studio. Also featured in the shot were producers Patrick Patrikios and Sunny, who previously worked with Little Mix on their music.

“My happy place,” she captioned it.


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Why Are Fans Not Here For Her Solo Career?

It definitely seems like she has something up her sleeves! And while some fans were super excited that Nelson was working on her music, others were not here for it. Why? Well, when she announced she was leaving the band in December 2020, she claimed it was because she needed a break from the industry to focus on her wellbeing, not to make music on her own.

“The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health. I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations in my head,” she explained. “There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking care of ourselves rather than focussing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time t begin that process. So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix.”

She continued, “I need to spend some time with the people I love, doing things that make me happy. I’m ready to embark on a new chapter in my life — I’m not sure what it’s going to look like right now, but I hope you’ll still be there to support me.”


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One fan wrote on Twitter, “I really don’t want to hear Jesy’s solo music right now. She JUST left the group at the height of their success because being in a group was too much pressure, but turned around and booked studio time v quickly.”

“Can’t help feelin’ funny ab Jesy going solo, if she’d have just said it originally I’d feel a lot better ab it but I can’t help feeling [mental health] was kinda a cover up and I didn’t expect it from her. Maybe I’m reading it wrong, she did say pressures of a girlband but idk just makes me sad,” another fan tweeted, with a third adding, “I’m not mad at Jesy for doing solo music. I’m happy that one day I’ll be able to hear her voice again. I’m just sad it’s not with the other girls because she brings so much vocally to the group. It won’t sound the same without her and I’m sad about that.”

What Do The Other Members Of Little Mix Think About It?

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It turns out, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock are nothing but supportive of her decision. They wrote on Instagram at the time, “After an amazing nine years together, Jesy has made the decision to leave Little Mix. This is an incredibly sad time for all of us but we are fully supportive of Jesy. We love her very much and agree that it is so important that she does what is right for her mental health and well-being.”

Is Little Mix Breaking Up Or Will They Continue Without Her?

Naturally, many fans started to wonder if this meant it was the end of Little Mix. But not to worry, you guys, because the ladies confirmed that they are not breaking up.

“We are still very much enjoying our Little Mix journey and the three of us are not ready for it to be over,” they wrote on Instagram. “We know that Jesy leaving the group is going to be really upsetting news for our fans. We love you guys so much and are so grateful for your loyalty and continued support of all of us. We’re looking forward to seeing so many of you on tour.”


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Will Any Of The Other Girls Release Solo Music?

According to The Sun, Edwards, Pinnock and Thirlwall all have plans to release music of their own after their contract ends this year.

“The girls have been open and honest with each other, and with their current management team. They have started discussions with some prospective managers and agents about what their solo careers might look like,” a source told them a few weeks before Nelson announced her departure. “Some of the girls might end up taking on solo projects with their current management team too. But this isn’t about ending the band, it’s about looking to the future. They still have a tour scheduled to start in April next year, and even if that is delayed because of COVID, as is quite likely, they will still complete it. That will happen either with or without Jesy, who is taking some time out for as long as she feels she needs or wants to.”

The insider added, “They’re talking about trying to emulate Take That, where each member has been able to drift out at times and work on their own projects, but come together at other times to tour and work as a group again. They love the band and all that they’ve achieved, and still get on very well as great friends. There is absolutely no fall-out between them and they’re all supportive of each other doing new things. It’s an exciting time.”

And in a recent interview with Glamour, the girls confirmed that they all had solo projects in the works.

“It’s beautiful that we’re still a group, but we want to help push each other to do our own thing, too. It’s like a new dawn of Little Mix,” Thirlwall explained, adding that the coronavirus pandemic helped them realize what they really want. “I’m not saying that we’re co-dependent but we do heavily rely on each other, so it’s been healthy to take a step back and think, ‘What do I want?’ As we come together and work this year, we’ll have an even better and healthier relationship with that perspective. This time’s taught me that I am still figuring out who I am, too.”

Pinnock added, “Our sense of sisterhood is better for [having had] sh*t times together over the years, or if we’ve got on each other’s nerves, because it’s never been an option to not be together and we’ve always known that we are sisters.”

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