Is Jesy Nelson working on a solo album? Fans say 'mental health' was just an excuse to quit Little Mix

'So the whole 'i want to live a normal life and take care of my mental health' was a lie? she just wanted to go solo?' a fan wondered

                            Is Jesy Nelson working on a solo album? Fans say 'mental health' was just an excuse to quit Little Mix
Jesy Nelson's new music teasers have sparked debate over the real reason why she left Little Mix (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

It's been three months since Jesy Nelson's departure from the girl group Little Mix, but that hasn't deterred her from writing songs. The 29-year-old singer hopped onto her social media today to drop some major clues that she's already embraced her solo career and has new music cooking. 

Firstly, looking at the caption for her new photos on Instagram is enough to send her fans into a frenzy for her new music. "Let's go," Jesy teased as she shared two pics of herself at home. The biggest clue there is that the caption includes music quaver notes which hints at new material for her listeners.



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Jesy Nelson of Little Mix performs onstage during the Daytime Village Presented by Capital One at the 2017 HeartRadio Music Festival at the Las Vegas Village on September 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Then, with almost a dead giveaway, Nelson shared a photo on her Instagram stories which featured in-studio sessions and speak-no-evil monkey emojis. The singer's legs can be seen as she has taken the snap songwriters Patrick Patrikios and Hanni Ibrahim working on new tunes behind a laptop, monitors, and a mixing desk. Parikios is playing an acoustic guitar while Ibrahim works the laptop. Both songwriters previously worked on Little Mix music, including their 2018 album 'LM5' and the 2016 hit single 'Touch'.

(Top L-R) Patrick Patrikios, Hanni Ibrahim (bottom) Jesy Nelson (@jesynelson/Instagram)

Fan reactions

While many of Nelson's followers are excited about a solo project, her teasers have also sparked an argument among them that this was the real reason she left Little Mix. "So the whole 'i want to live a normal life and take care of my mental health' was a lie? she just wanted to go solo?" asks a fan to which another replied, "she never said those first 7 words :/ she said she is tired of having to live up to the expectations of being in a girl group."

One supportive fan wrote, "I don’t wanna hear a single word about “she’s pulling a Camila!” or “f*ck her, she abandoned Little Mix” No, that’s not the case, she wanted to take the time to give herself room to grow and let her have her moment to shine. Please be f*cking respectful. It’s that simple." Another fan responded, "Hahaha ain’t that what Camila did though???"

Jade Thirwall, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix attend The Global Awards 2019 at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on March 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Another loyal fan shared, "She always talked about how she didn’t like the pressure of being in a girl group for a lot of different reasons. That’s why she left. She never said anything about not wanting to work on music anymore because that’s her passion and what she loves to do."

"She left because she was always compared to the other members, she can't handle it, so she left, and she never said that she will retire from making music, I'm sure she's still friends with Little Mix, but why are y'all so mad about her making her solo career?" added another fan.








Regardless of her intentions for leaving Little Mix, if you're a fan of an artist, getting new music earlier than expected is better than waiting. There is also the aspect that writing music can be therapy for the artist themself, so the early timing is understandable.

Are you excited about Jesy Nelson solo music, and do you think she left Little Mix for the wrong reasons? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

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