'My Little Mix bandmates were my comfort blanket': Perrie Edwards has 'come out of her shell' working on debut solo album

Perrie Edwards admits her Little Mix bandmates were like a "comfort blanket" in the studio.



Perrie Edwards says going solo has been a process without her bandmates
Perrie Edwards says going solo has been a process without her bandmates

Perrie Edwards has "come out of her shell" working on her debut solo album.

The former Little Mix star has been busy penning tunes with a group of hitmakers and has admitted that she has had to build her confidence working with co-writers instead of the "comfort blanket" of her former bandmates.

In a video update on Instagram, she quipped: "So update on the album. It's finished!!! ... no, I'm joking."

Perrie continued: "I think I'm in a very good place for it right now. It's been an amazing process, I've met so many incredible writers, incredible producers. People I've worked with before, new people... it's just been really fun I've loved it. (It's) been a very different process I would say to being in the band.

"I think it kind of has brought me out of my shell a lot.

"Because I used to kind of use them as my comfort blanket in the studio. It's quite intimidating writing with amazing writers and producers in the room, if you have an idea, you're like 'What about this?!' and you feel a bit silly."

She added: "So I have had to come out of my shell a lot, and I think going into the process, I sat down with my label and I was like look, I don't know if I want to write that much, I don't know I'm a very good writer. I've also been with the girls, so I don't know if I'm that great at it. I don't know!"

Perrie reportedly lined up a staggering 11 producers and songwriters to work with her on her upcoming new material because she's determined to offer fans "the best" music she can.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper's No Filter column in June: "Perrie has a revolving door of hitmakers at her home studio in Cheshire, writing with everyone from Raye to legendary Steve Mac - who boasts 31 number one singles int he UK alone - as well as obscure US rock band Before You Exit.

"She's experimenting with every sound out there and churning out hits.

"Only the best will make the cut - she's ensuring fans won't be disappointed."

Perrie - who has two-year-old son Axel with fiancé Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - has already registered a track called 'Same Place, Different View' with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

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