Jesy Nelson is serious about her solo career.
The British pop singer who used to be one-fourth of Little Mix is preparing to relaunch her solo career.
She embarked on a solo career after leaving Little Mix abruptly in December 2019. At the time of her departure from the girl group made famous by “The X Factor UK,” Jesy cited mental health concerns.
Jesy Left Little Mix To Become A Solo Artist
However, it became pretty clear just a month later that Jesy meant business and wanted to become a solo artist.
You see, she attempted to make it big as a solo artist at the beginning of the year with her debut single, “Boyz,” but it caused major controversy.
She was accused of “blackfishing” in her music video.
Jesy denied the claims, but still felt the need to issue an apology to her fans.
Since all the drama went down, Jesy has been in the studio recording new music, cooking up new songs that will hopefully erase her abysmal debut.
Jesy Has Been Hard At Work In The Studio Since Unfortunate Solo Debut
In an attempt to ensure her authentic self and music is heard/well received, Jesy has parted ways with her music label, Polydor.
Billie Eilish and Same Fender are part of the Polydor family.
The label confirmed that they are no longer working with Jesy in a statement to Metro UK.
Jesy Parts Ways With Her Label In An Attempt To Relaunch Career
“Polydor have amicably parted ways with Jesy,’ the statement began. “We have enjoyed working with her and everyone at the label wishes her nothing but the best for the future.”
Music insiders revealed to The Sun that Jesy’s decision to split from Polydor was due to her wanting a fresh start.
“Jesy decided it was the right time for her to make a clean break,” the source explained. “She and the label have been going in different directions in recent months. And while there hasn’t been a fall-out, Jesy just felt it was better to start afresh now – while everyone was still friends.”
The source explained the British pop singer enjoyed her time with Polydor; however, she feels the she had different musical ideas than what Polydor was wanting.
“She now wants to be able to fully develop her own ideas as an individual artist,” the source revealed.
Jesy is determined to redeem herself and make her solo career work.
It’s also been reported that she broke up with her boyfriend as part of her “starting fresh” plan.
Jesy and Harry James “severed ties” in April following the former Little Mix member unfollowing Harry on social media.
According to claims reported by Daily Mail, she “severed ties with her on-off boyfriend Harry James in a ‘drastic’ bid to keep her solo career afloat, along with the rest of her team.”
Jesy Broke Up With Boyfriend After He Edited “Boyz”
Jesy and Harry reportedly reignited their relationship in September 2021 after their 2017 breakup.
As previously mentioned, Jesy was accused of “blackfishing,” and Harry was credited as the sole editor of her “Boyz” music video.
A source told The Sun, “It may seem savage but it’s business. The bottom line is that video almost derailed her chances of a solo career. Changes had to be made and this was one of them. Because of their history it was decided a working split was needed.”