Little Mix's Perrie Edwards seems to be ready for her solo era
As the @perriefiles fan account has shared, fans have been receiving DMs inviting them to a mysterious "event" hosted by Pez herself next week. It's due to take place in a "secret London location" on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 13. Could it be a listening party for her debut solo single? Here's hoping, quite frankly.
Perrie signed a solo deal with Columbia Records in March 2023 and gave fans an update on her project in November. "I think I'm in a very good place with the album right now. It's been an amazing process," she wrote on Instagram at the time.
We don't know much about Perrie's solo material yet (obvs), but Little Mix's go-to-collaborator Kamille told us last year that she'd been in the studio with Pez, whose also apparently been working with BRIT-nominated DJ and producer Fred again.. and Mark Ralph.
She also revealed that her love of songwriting has blossomed following some early nerves about going it alone. "It's quite intimidating, writing with amazing writers and producers in the room," she said. "If you have an idea, you're like 'what about this?' But then you feel a bit silly. I've had to come out of my shell. Going into the process, I sat down with my label and said 'I don't know if I want to write that much, I don't know if I'm a very good writer. I've always been with the girls."
Happily, Perrie then added: "As the process went on and I started pushing myself more, I realised that I actually love to write music. That was a surprise to me." She also said she was "desperate" to give fans her solo music, but added: "I just want to perfect it and make sure it's 100 per cent what I want to release and what I want you to hear."
As a member of Little Mix, Perrie has built up an incredible Official Charts record comprising 19 Top 10 singles and seven Top 10 albums. Five of the group's singles reached Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart: Cannonball (2011), Wings (2012), Black Magic (2015), Shout Out to My Ex (2016) and Sweet Melody (2020).
Since the group went on hiatus in 2022, Perrie's bandmate Leigh-Anne has scored two solo hits: debut single Don't Say Love (Number 11) and Ayra Starr collab My Love (28). Meanwhile, fellow Little Mix member Jade Thirlwall has been in the studio with DJ-producer Jax Jones, who is no stranger to the upper reaches of the Official Singles Chart himself.