It seems that when Jesy Nelson spoke about the 'pressures of being in a girl group' rather than the pressures of the music industry causing her to leave Little Mix, she wasn't lying.

After hinting that she was in the studio and ready to make her mark on the music world in a recent Instagram post, the former Little Mix star has now confirmed that she is going solo.

"I am so excited to join YMU and can't wait to start my next chapter," she said in a statement, referencing the global management company that will now steer her career. Other acts signed to YMU include Clean Bandit, James Arthur, Take That and Years & Years.

The group CEO of the company said: "Jesy has enjoyed incredible success as a recording artist and performer and is well placed to further her remarkable career. She is a hugely talented, versatile and authentic artist with a strong creative vision, and we are looking forward to helping her realise that." 

Nelson had previously spoken about about the toll that social media bullying and trolling had taken on her mental health, particularly in the BBC documentary 'Odd One Out'.

Yesterday, she posted further photos of herself in 'studio attire' - so her music-making endeavours are clearly well underway.

It's not yet known, however, if she has secured a deal with a record label.