Jesy Nelson has wiped her Instagram account ahead of the hotly-anticipated release of her debut solo single.

The former Little Mix star - who quit the chart-topping girl group in December to focus on her mental health - is said to be preparing to drop her new track and a music video shortly.

And it looks like fans won't have much longer to wait after she removed all her posts on the social media app, unfollowed everyone, and changed her profile picture to a hot pink colour.

An insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column this week: "Jesy spent several months at the beginning of the year working on the music and it has all come together quite quickly.

“Her new record label Polydor are keen to strike while the iron is hot, so they are throwing everything at her project and want the first single out in a matter of weeks.

"It is more upbeat than some might be expecting and there will be plenty of choreography in the video."

Meanwhile, it's said the 30-year-old singer is finding it "so refreshing" working as a solo star.

The source added: “The difference this time is that she is not comparing herself to her bandmates. It’s been so refreshing for her.

“Jesy has been working hard and is feeling really positive about this new chapter of her career.”

Last month, Jesy excited her fans by teasing her "new era is pending".

After signing with Polydor, she's been sharing snaps and videos from the studio, and in a recent update, she suggested it wouldn't be long before fans hear what she's been working on.

Alongside two bikini snaps of her catching rays in the garden, the music star wrote on Instagram: "New era pending……"

The star said an emotional goodbye to her Little Mix bandmates - Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - last year, stating that she was quitting to do things that make her happy.

At the time, she wrote on Instagram: "The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health.

"I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.

"There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking core of ourselves rather than focussing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time to begin that process."