Perrie has officially kicked off her solo career with the release of her debut solo single, 'Forget About Us'.

The former Little Mix star has spread her wings and embarked on a new chapter in her career, with the pop banger co-written by Ed Sheeran and songwriter David Hodges.

The 'Wings' hitmaker - who was previously engaged to former One Direction star Zayn Malik and is engaged to footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with whom she has two-year-old son Axel - said of the track: “I look back on past relationships and do think happily about those times. Do I want to be there now? No. It didn’t work out that way and if it was supposed to be it would have happened. Relationships have been a huge part of my life and they've made me who I am now. I think it’s a nice sentiment to be honest about and it’s super relatable.”

Perrie recently explained she had to re-write some of the lyrics so it was "more me" and she could take "full ownership" of it, which the 'Bad Habits' hitmaker was "totally cool with".

Speaking to NME for their In Conversation series, she: “So, Ed sent me the song and at the time, the lyrics and concept were very direct to what it was about. And I rang him and was like, ‘Would you mind if I just tweaked little bits? I’m not going to just be on the writing credits for the craic because that gives me the ick, I hate when people do that. I don’t want to take away [the fact] you produced and wrote this song [and] sent it to me. I just want to tweak it lyrically so it’s more me and where I’m at in my life now.’

“And he was totally cool with it, he was so supportive. He was like, ‘I want you to take full ownership in it – whatever you’re not comfortable with, change it, and we’ll work on it from there.’ So I did a session on Zoom and we kind of got it to where it is now. I’m really happy.”

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old singer - who has dropped her surname, Edwards, for her solo career - has revealed she nearly quit Little Mix because she was "terrified" to dance.

Speaking on this weekend's episode of ITV's 'The Jonathan Ross Show', she spilled: "In the band at the very beginning, we went to rehearsals, and I remember crying my eyes out.

"And I went to my manager, 'I'm going to have to leave the band. I can't really dance, I don't want to dance.' I was just so terrified and uncomfortable dancing that I just didn't want to do it - I just wanted to stand and sing."

Perrie - who shot to fame alongside Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 32, Jade Thirlwall, 31, and former member Jesy Nelson, 32, after winning ‘The X Factor' in 2011 - loves dancing now and would love to do 'Strictly Come Dancing'.