‘To be able to tell my truth is like therapy’: Corset-clad Jesy Nelson poses for racy fire and ice shoot and brands her solo music ‘authentic and refreshing’ after Little Mix departure
Jesy Nelson has spoken about her ‘authentic and refreshing’ solo music and how going alone professionally has felt like a form of therapy.
The songstress, 30, spoke to Noctis XXI Magazine about her career since leaving Little Mix last year while also posing for a sizzling shoot for the publication, comprising a racy fire and ice theme and sexy corseted costumes.
After leaving the girl group over mental health concerns, she admits that recording her own music has been like a form of therapy and admitted she is very proud of her ‘authentic and refreshing’ tracks – including upcoming track BOYZ.
Pro: Jesy Nelson has spoken about her ‘authentic and refreshing’ solo music and how going alone professionally has felt like a form of therapy
Jesy’s shoot for the magazine showed her at her edgy best, with the ice side of the imagery featuring the star with bleached tresses and brows.
She wore stacks of pearls and jewellery and gazed seductively into the camera while resting her hand on her cleavage in cheeky style.
The fire side of the shoot meanwhile saw a dark haired Jesy pose with her arms outstretched and her eyes scorched out for a sizzling snap.
Jesy commanded the music charts with bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards for nine years after finding fame on X Factor, before she left the group for the sake of her mental health.
Wow: The songstress, 30, spoke to Noctis XXI Magazine about her career since leaving Little Mix last year while also posing for a sizzling shoot for the publication, comprising a racy fire and ice theme and sexy corseted costumes
In December, she confirmed her permanent departure, just weeks after revealing she was taking a temporary hiatus from all work commitments.
After much speculation she teased her first solo single earlier this year and is now on the cusp of releasing the BOYZ, much to fans’ delight.
Jesy said of her new music: ‘As an artist, I want to stay authentic to myself. I don’t ever want to be given a song just because it’s a hit. I want my songs to genuinely come from me as fans can tell when a song has and when it hasn’t…
‘That’s what a true artist is, when you really are authentic to yourself and tell your own stories, To be able to tell my truth and stories that people have never heard before is really nice and quite refreshing. It’s like therapy for me’.
Back! After leaving the girl group over mental health concerns, she admits that recording her own music has been like a form of therapy and admitted she is very proud of her ‘authentic and refreshing’ tracks – including upcoming track BOYZ
On her new single BOYZ, she went on: ‘I wanted to come back with a song where people are like ‘OKAY!’. You’re either going to love it or you’re going to hate it and I would rather that than people be like, ‘meh, okay…’
Speaking about the single’s theme, Jesy went on: ‘I just think it’s in your face. I wrote it when I was going through a break-up and it’s me all over. I just love a bad boy. I say it to people all the time … it’s not healthy!’
In 2019, Jesy bravely shared that she once tried to take her own life after years of relentless trolling, and went on to produce her award-winning BBC documentary, Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out, which detailed her struggles in the spotlight.
The following year, she made the announcement that her mental health woes had now extended to her departure from the group.
The girls: Little Mix are pictured in June 2019, prior to Jesy’s departure
Her emotional statement read: ‘To all my Mixers, the past nine years in Little Mix has been the most incredible time of my life…
‘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.’
Emotional: Her emotional statement read: ‘To all my Mixers, the past nine years in Little Mix has been the most incredible time of my life’
Little Mix also took to Instagram to share a statement over the news where they confirmed they would continue as a trio.
They wrote: ‘After an amazing 9 years together Jesy has made the decision to leave Little Mix. This is an incredibly sad time for all of us but we are fully supportive of Jesy.
‘We love her very much and agree that it is so important that she does what is right for her mental health and well-being. We are still very much enjoying our Little Mix journey and the 3 of us are not ready for it to be over.
‘We know that Jesy leaving the group is going to be really upsetting news for our fans. We love you guys so much and are so grateful for your loyalty and continued support of all of us. We’re looking forward to seeing so many of you on tour.’
They signed off their post with: ‘Love always, Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne xxx.’
Heartbreaking: Jesy won praise for her groundbreaking TV documentary Odd One Out, which addressed her struggles with online bullying and body image
In 2019, Jesy admitted that there had been times she had thought about leaving the band during a radio interview on Capital London.
She said: ‘I was just so envious about how happy they [her bandmates] were. I just want to know what it feels like to be happy and feel like that, but I couldn’t, I couldn’t make myself happy.’
Only recently, Jesy has won praise for her groundbreaking 2019 TV documentary Odd One Out, which addressed her struggles with online bullying and body image.
Jesy left viewers in tears as she bravely spoke about her battle with depression in her BBC documentary, which won a National Television Award in January.
She talked in depth for the first time about how trolls, who mocked her over her looks and weight, triggered her into attempting to take her own life in 2013.
After the documentary aired, social media was awash with demands from fans to have the programme shown in schools to help educate youths.
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