Jesy Nelson Felt 'Really Natural' as She Wrote 'Boyz' After Leaving Little Mix

The former Little Mix member talks about the creative process of her solo debut, claiming her Nicki Minaj-assisted single was the first track she wrote for upcoming LP.

AceShowbiz - Jesy Nelson's new single "Boyz" was the first track she penned for her debut solo LP.

The singer, who quit girl group Little Mix back in December 2020 due to mental health struggles, has opened up about launching her solo career.

She said, "After I left the band, I had a bit of time to think what I was going to do with my life. If I'm honest, I didn't have a bloody clue! I stayed in contact with these two guys, Loose Change, who did the first single and they were just like 'Do you wanna come in the studio?' and music to me is like therapy. I went into the studio and weirdly this was the first thing we ever wrote, which is crazy."

Jesy - who spent almost a decade co-writing songs as part of Little Mix - pointed out that it isn't usually the case when it comes to songwriting.

She added, "Normally when you are going in to write music, that never happens. It takes a little bit of time, so to write my first single in my first ever session to me was crazy but it felt really natural. I am just so excited for everyone to hear it. I have literally put my heart and soul into this."

"The X Factor U.K." alum teamed up with superstar rapper Nicki Minaj to do the single and gushed about her time working with the "Starships" hitmaker.

Speaking on Smallzy's Celebrity Small Talk podcast, she said, "I always knew that I wanted Nicki on it. She is the queen of rap for me. She heard the song, she loved it and I am obsessed with her verse. So, yeah I love that she's on it."

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