Jesy Nelson LEAVES record label after 14 months as she takes solo career in ‘different direction’

‘She wants to start afresh whilst everyone’s still friends’: Jesy Nelson LEAVES record label Polydor after just 14 months as she takes solo career in ‘different direction’

Jesy Nelson has left her record label Polydor, just 14 months after signing with them.

The singer, 31, who left Little Mix in December 2020, has made a ‘clean break’ with the music juggernaut after deciding to go in a ‘different direction’ with her career.

A music insider told how she wanted to ‘start afresh whilst everyone was still friends’, while insisting ‘there hadn’t been a fall-out’ to begin with.

'She wants to start afresh whilst everyone's still friends': Jesy Nelson has LEFT her record label Polydor after just 14 months as she takes solo career in 'different direction'

‘She wants to start afresh whilst everyone’s still friends’: Jesy Nelson has LEFT her record label Polydor after just 14 months as she takes solo career in ‘different direction’ 

Jesy is continuing to work with songwriters and producers in the US following the success of her debut solo single Boyz, which reached number four in the UK Singles Chart upon its release in October 2021.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Jesy decided it was the right time for her to make a clean break. She and the label have been going in different directions in recent months.

‘And whilst there hasn’t been a fall-out; Jesy just felt it was better to start afresh now – whilst everyone was still friends.’

They continued: ‘She enjoyed her time with Polydor – but feels, rather than go on together whilst having such differing musical ideas for the future, she now wants to be able to develop fully her own ideas as an individual artist.’

End of an era: A source told MailOnline: 'Jesy decided it was the right time for her to make a clean break. She and the label have been going in different directions in recent months'

End of an era: A source told MailOnline: ‘Jesy decided it was the right time for her to make a clean break. She and the label have been going in different directions in recent months’ 

A representative for the Romford-native said: ‘Jesy feels now is the right for her to move in a new direction. As a result, she has decided to part company with Polydor.’ 

Polydor said: ‘Polydor have amicably parted ways with Jesy. We have enjoyed working with her and everyone at the label wishes her nothing but the best for the future.’

In June, she addressed concerns of her solo album being delayed following reports of her record executives being ‘unimpressed’ with early versions of her songs.

The singer departed Little Mix in 2020 and released her debut solo single Boyz with Nicki Minaj in October last year, but has not produced another song since.

Busy bee: Jesy's continuing to work with songwriters and producers in the US

Busy bee: Jesy’s continuing to work with songwriters and producers in the US

The star took to her Instagram Story to tell fans that there is ‘absolutely nothing to worry about’.

She wrote: ‘Don’t usually comment on stuff like this because I can’t be bothered to waste my energy on total and utter nonsense so I’m going to address this once and once only.’

The songstress has been working on her new music in Los Angeles over the past few months and told fans to ‘stay tuned’ ahead of the release as it’s ‘almost finished’.

She continued: ‘As I know you guys are freaking out. I promise you there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

Woohoo! It follows the success of her debut solo single Boyz, which reached number four in the UK Singles Chart upon its release in October 2021

Woohoo! It follows the success of her debut solo single Boyz, which reached number four in the UK Singles Chart upon its release in October 2021

‘I’ve had an amazing time in the studio in LA working on my album which is almost finished.

‘I’m so excited for you all to hear the next single which is coming soon. So, stay tuned.’

She concluded the message: ‘I love you all and thank you for being so patient x.’

Prior to her statement a spokesperson refuted any suggestion of difficulties with her record label after recording a handful of demos in LA.

Upwards and onwards: A representative for Jesy said: 'She feels now is the right for her to move in a new direction. As a result, she has decided to part company with Polydor'

Upwards and onwards: A representative for Jesy said: ‘She feels now is the right for her to move in a new direction. As a result, she has decided to part company with Polydor’ 

A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘In recent months, Jesy has been in the studio recording in Los Angeles developing her body of work with a whole series of tracks, and fans can rest assured they can expect to hear new music from Jesy very soon.’

According to The Sun, Jesy was told by record label bosses to ‘go back to the drawing board’ when they heard some of the music she has been working on.

A separate source claimed: ‘Jesy has worked incredibly hard on her solo music. After releasing Boyz last year, she let the label hear early versions of the songs she had come up with.

‘The bosses felt sure there was potential there but they wanted her to go back to the drawing board. They felt the tracks would benefit from it — so that is what she has done.

‘She is determined to only play them the new music when it’s perfect, so they haven’t heard any more since then.’

The insider added that there are ‘high hopes’ for Jesy’s album when it’s completed.

Going solo: The star said an emotional goodbye to her Little Mix bandmates in 2020 (pictured with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall in 2018)

Going solo: The star said an emotional goodbye to her Little Mix bandmates in 2020 (pictured with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall in 2018)

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