It’s a new beginning for Jesy Nelson. Moments from her reintroduction as a solo artist, Jesy is taking back control and breaking free from past societal pressures, ready to embark on the next phase of her journey.
As she graces the cover of Noctis Magazine’s Uprising Issue, Jesy discusses self-reflection and the crucial decisions that led up this moment, the importance of authenticity as an artist, and what to expect from her highly anticipated solo debut ‘BOYZ‘ – a ballsy, audacious head-knocker infused with early 2000s R&B.
On her new single ‘BOYZ’: “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…’”
On the track’s theme:“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!”
What this new journey means for Jesy:“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”.