Jesy Nelson fans shared their shock at her surprisingly different voice after she finally released her highly anticipated new single Bad Thing on Friday.
The singer, 31, made her epic comeback with her second solo single, having released Boyz with Nicki Minaj in October 2021 following her split from Little Mix.
But fans were left in awe after hearing her voice sounding surprisingly different from her days as a popstar Little Mix in the slow and emotional ballad.
Her new track couldn’t be further from her divisive debut solo R&B single Boyz, which also featured Nicki Minaj and was released in October 2021.
Going in a very different direction for her second single, Jesy showed off her vocal range as she sang about a toxic ex-boyfriend in the powerful song.
Reacting to her style change, fans quickly took to Twitter to share their surprise at how different her voice sounded, while praising her new song.
One fan gushed: “Jesy Nelson’s new song is good, Billie Eilish’s big vibes and her vocals are way better.”
Another wrote: “Seriously Jesy Nelson could be the next big pop girl if she stays consistent and uses her voice like that.”
A third said: ‘Jesy has definitely found her calling! I also like how the song focuses a lot on her vocals!
While a fourth tweeted: ‘Jesy Nelson’s Bad Thing is actually good and low key’. Really shows his voice.
Another added: “I listened to Jesy Nelson’s Bad Thing and honestly it’s way better than Boyz too, I was expecting a bit of R&B with a little drop in pace when the chorus hits and not some slow and contemporary vibrations for adults.”
In Bad Thing, Jesy recalls romance with an ex-boyfriend and being “blind to love” through the powerful lyrics.
She sings, ‘Hey, we started at the end, another second chance, to screw it all up.
‘I know I’m very lonely, but you feel like home. My favorite kind of wrong, familiar as a song.
In the chorus, she sings: “When I’m about to say goodbye, I forget what I cried the last time.
“The only thing I see clearly is that I’m blind in love. I’d trade common sense for a good time.
‘Damn, I did a bad thing, I know you’re damaged goods. Is it a bad thing that I want to treat you well?
Fans are already going wild over his new single and eagerly awaiting the release of the music video for Bad Thing, which is due out at 3pm on Friday BST.
Jesy has already given fans a preview of the next Bad Thing video, taking to Instagram to share a slew of snaps in which she stunned in an orange miniskirt.
She continued her 1960s-inspired look with a matching halter top and platform heels, after styling her brunette locks in a beehive.
In other scenes to accompany the comeback record, Jesy changed into a funky pink top and white apron as she got up to bake in the kitchen.
In another short snippet of the video, only Jesy’s legs could be seen as she sported bright orange platform heels and white knee-high socks and strutted around.
As melodic music played in the background, she could be seen walking towards a straw chair before the video ended, leaving fans spellbound.
The Move singer sported a head full of pink hair rollers and was joined by a love interest for more outdoor scenes.
Jesy has independently released her second solo single after splitting from Polydor in July last year due to “creative differences”.
It follows that Jesy is set to sign a major new contract with Warner Records.
She is reportedly in advanced talks with the label and they will be keeping a close eye on her and the fan reaction to the song before offering a deal, according to reports.
Jesy rose to fame with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall as part of The X Factor winning girl group Little Mix in 2011, but left the group in 2020.
Little Mix then continued as a trio and released the hit album Confetti together before going on hiatus in 2022.
Jesy was the first to break into solo music with Boyz before Leigh-Anne, 31, signed a solo deal with Warner Records in March 2022.
Jade, 30, also worked in the studio on her album with the help of her Rizzle Kicks star partner Jordan Stephens.
Meanwhile, Perrie, 29, has also been working on solo music, but said she didn’t have a “set timeline” and enjoyed being able to discover her own sound.
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