She has been dropping several hints that she is secretly working on new music by sharing snippets from inside a recording studio on social media.
And Jesy Nelson was seen arriving at a west London studio on Friday, as she appeared to confirm she is embarking on a solo career after quitting Little Mix.
The singer, 29, was dressed down for the recording session in a crop top and bright orange Playboy tracksuit bottoms.
New music? Jesy Nelson was seen arriving at a west London studio on Friday, as she appeared to confirm she is embarking on a solo career after quitting Little Mix
Jesy layered her look with a denim jacket and carried a Louis Vuitton backpack in her hand, while stepping out of a car outside the studio.
The former Little Mix star wore her curly locks in a loose natural style and was sporting a full face of make-up with a matte mauve lip.
On Friday, Jesy dropped yet another hint that she is set to release her own record on Friday, as she shared a clip with a music producer on her Instagram Stories.
Low-key: The singer, 29, was dressed down for the recording session in a crop top and bright orange Playboy tracksuit bottoms
She appeared to be sat down in a studio while recording the clip, which featured producer Patrick Jordan Patrikios.
Jesy, who was wearing her brunette locks in bouncy curls, also tagged producer and songwriter Sunny in the short teaser.
The trio posed for a group selfie, prompting speculation that they are working together.
She looked typically chic as she posed up a storm at her Essex home for new images, alongside the caption: ‘Let’s go!’, complete with musical note emojis.
Working together: She appeared to be sat down in a studio while recording the clip, which featured producer Patrick Jordan Patrikios
Teaser: Jesy, who was wearing her brunette locks in bouncy curls, also tagged producer and songwriter Sunny in the short teaser
Three musketeers: The trio posed for a group selfie, prompting speculation that they are working together
Her former bandmates Perrie Edwards, 27, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, and Jade Thirlwall, 28, are set to release their new track Heartbreak Anthem – marking their first song since Jesy left the group for the sake of her mental health.
Jesy fuelled speculation by ‘liking’ a fan comment which read: ‘Are we getting JN1?’, as a fan abbreviated her name in relation to her first solo record.
Sending her fans into a frenzy with her short caption, one commented: ‘IS THIS REAL OR AM I DREAMING??? SOMEONE HELP ME PLS.
Another wrote: ‘Can’t wait’, while an eager third asked: ‘Are we getting new music?’
Others added: Not a solo song?…SO PROUD OF YOU!’ In the photos, the Shout Out To My Ex hitmaker embraced her curly tresses as she prepared to head outside.
While one said: ‘Please say this is for real!’
Another thrilled follower said: ‘Yesssss my queen is back!’
Read between the lines? She looked typically chic as she posed at her Essex home for new images, alongside the caption: ‘Let’s go!’, complete with musical note emojis.
According to The Sun, Jesy is working on new music with songwriters Patrick Patrikios and Hanni Ibrahim, who helped write Little Mix’s 2018 album LM5.
They also wrote their 2016 hit single touch.
MailOnline have contacted Jesy’s representatives for further commet.
In the snap, the former X Factor winner flashed a hint of her toned abs in a tiny bralet, teamed with an oversized jacket, baggy slogan trousers and platform boots.
Jesy rounded off her appearance with a Louis Vuitton backpack, while her complexion was enhanced with dewy make-up.
Oh wow: The songstress also shared a snap in a recording studio along with some cheeky emojis
Liked! Jesy fuelled speculation by ‘liking’ a fan comment which read: ‘Are we getting JN1?’, as a fan abbreviated her name in relation to her first solo record
‘Are we getting music?!’ The award-winning hitmaker sent her fans into a frenzy with her short note
She’s out! The artist shocked fans when she announced she’s bowing out from Little Mix in December (pictured with Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall in 2019)
The documentary filmmaker confirmed her permanent departure from the girl-group in December, just weeks after revealing she was taking a temporary hiatus from all work commitments.
Her emotional statement read: ‘To all my Mixers, the past nine years in Little Mix has been the most incredible time of my life.
‘We have achieved things I never thought possible. From winning our first Brit Award to our sold out shows at the O2.
‘So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix’: The documentary star confirmed her departure from the group in a statement
‘Making friends and fans all over the world I can’t thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart for making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. You have always been there to support and encourage me and I will never ever forget it.
‘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 very hard.
‘There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking care of ourselves rather than focusing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time to begin that process.
‘So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix.’
Milestone: Her former bandmates Perrie, 27, Leigh-Anne, 29, and Jade, 28, are set to release their new track Heartbreak Anthem
The brunette went on to express her gratitude towards her supporters and co-members as she added: ‘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.
‘I want to say thank you to everyone involved in our journey. All the hard work and dedication that went into making us a success.
‘To every single fan who came to see us in concert, who listened to our songs and sung their hearts out, sent me messages and supported me along the way I want you to know I love you all so much and I could never have done this without you and I appreciate it endlessly.
‘Most of all I want to say thank you to Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne for creating some of the most amazing memories I’ll never forget. I hope that you’ll continue to fulfil all of your dreams and keep on making music that people love. Love Jesy x.’
The songstress – who is said to have recently rekindled her relationship with actor Sean Sagar – has been updating her social media followers with stunning pictures following her exit.
Meanwhile, Little Mix have reportedly launched an investigation after their upcoming single leaked online ahead of the highly anticipated launch.
The girlband’s management are believed to have begun a probe into the leak after their first single as a three-piece appeared online.
Artists Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade have collaborated with David Guetta and electronic duo Galantis on the song.
A source told the Daily Star: ‘Little Mix’s management are looking into how the song appeared online as a matter of urgency.
Probe: Meanwhile, Little Mix have reportedly launched an investigation after their upcoming single leaked online ahead of the highly-anticipated launch
‘Heartbreak Anthem is a sugar sweet pop collab with David Guetta and Galantis – it has a 2011 vibe.’
‘No artist wants their music to leak ahead of it being announced but with this being Little Mix’s first single without Jesy it’s even more frustrating.’
It has been a disappointing week for the band, who were also forced to postpone their Confetti tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The chart-topping group confirmed via their social media platforms that they’re delaying their tour – originally scheduled to kick off on April 28 – until April 2022.