Mae Muller has stepped out for the first time since it was revealed she's parted ways with her record label, as she attended the premiere of her upcoming film Gassed Up

Mae Muller has stepped out for the first time since it was revealed she’s parted ways with her record label, as she attended the premiere of her upcoming film Gassed Up.

The Eurovision star, 26, donned a black ribbed mini dress and lace tights as she arrived for the screening at the Picturehouse Central in London on Wednesday.

On Tuesday it was revealed Mae had split from both her record label and her management company, after finishing second from last in the Eurovision final in May and cancelling her tour.

Gassed Up focuses on Ash, a member of a moped street gang who uses his earnings from petty thefts to support his family, but when a heist alerts an Albanian crime family to his crew, he’s faced with a huge moral dilemma. 

Last month, Mae threw shade at her former record label while revealing that she had taken a break after ‘the most intense year of her life’ to rediscover who she was as an artist.

Mae Muller has stepped out for the first time since it was revealed she's parted ways with her record label, as she attended the premiere of her upcoming film Gassed Up

Mae Muller has stepped out for the first time since it was revealed she’s parted ways with her record label, as she attended the premiere of her upcoming film Gassed Up

The Eurovision star, 26, donned a black ribbed mini dress and lace tights as she arrived for the screening at the Picturehouse Central in London on Wednesday

The Eurovision star, 26, donned a black ribbed mini dress and lace tights as she arrived for the screening at the Picturehouse Central in London on Wednesday

On Tuesday it was revealed Mae had split from both her record label and her management company

On Tuesday it was revealed Mae had split from both her record label and her management company 

In a TikTok post, she opened up on her decision to go independent, saying she had ‘lost her identity and passion for music’.

She also admitted that she had been hesitant about doing Eurovision last year, but that her label and management had suggested she ‘couldn’t afford to say no’.

Mae competed in the song contest in Liverpool in May 2023 with her track I Wrote A Song, but ended up coming second from last.

Mae explained that she felt she was only producing music to get hits and had ‘lost sight of what I was doing this for’.

She also added that the pressure had caused her to ‘make decisions which didn’t sit well in my gut personally or creatively.’

The week after her statement, Mae took to her TikTok to reveal that she had left her record label, Capitol Records UK, and her management company after five years.

She made a subtle dig at the corporations, writing: ‘Deciding to leave my management and record label to shed a new skin and make music I actually like x’.

Last month, Mae threw shade at her former record label while revealing that she had taken a break after 'the most intense year of her life' to rediscover who she was as an artist

Last month, Mae threw shade at her former record label while revealing that she had taken a break after ‘the most intense year of her life’ to rediscover who she was as an artist 

She admitted that she had been hesitant about doing Eurovision last year, but that her label and management had suggested she 'couldn't afford to say no' (pictured at Eurovision)

She admitted that she had been hesitant about doing Eurovision last year, but that her label and management had suggested she ‘couldn’t afford to say no’ (pictured at Eurovision)

Last month, Mae took to Twitter to reveal that she had taken a break after 'the most intense year of my life' to rediscover who she was as an artist (pictured last week)

Last month, Mae took to Twitter to reveal that she had taken a break after ‘the most intense year of my life’ to rediscover who she was as an artist (pictured last week)

The week after her statement, Mae took to her TikTok to reveal that she had left her record label, Capitol Records UK, and her management company after five years and made a subtle dig at the corporations

The week after her statement, Mae took to her TikTok to reveal that she had left her record label, Capitol Records UK, and her management company after five years and made a subtle dig at the corporations

Mae then released a lengthy video on TikTok, where she opened up on her reasons to leave, accusing both companies of ‘panicking’ after the pandemic and taking her career in a different direction from what she had wanted.

She said: ‘I started out in the business writing songs at 19, working in a pub and basically got signed off the back of that. The first year, I did headline shows, I supported Little Mix on their arena tour around the UK and went on my own headline tour after that. 

‘It was going swimmingly and then Covid hit. I think from that point on my label just kind of absolutely panicked. And my management panicked too if I’m honest. This is no shade to them by the way, I still have so much love for everyone I worked with on the way and I still talk to them, but they panicked. 

‘And I went from being a singer-songwriter who wrote all her own stuff to suddenly being put on these big dance features and super pop songs that I didn’t write just to get me onto radio or to get a hit.’

Mae confessed: ‘That’s kind of what it felt like and I completely lost my identity and I lost my passion for music because all I ever wanted to do was write songs and play shows and both of those things kind of got taken away. 

‘All for good intentions, I think everyone thought they were doing the right thing but I don’t think it really was good for me in the end.’

Mae spoke about how the label pushed her to do her hit song Better Days, but that its huge success made her more ‘confused’ because the track was not ‘who I am as an artist’.

She then opened up about her Eurovision experience, saying that while it gave her fame, it caused her to lose her ‘authenticity’, while in another video she described competing on the show as ‘pretty traumatic, but we got through it’.

She said: ‘And then Eurovision came round and I was a bit unsure if I wanted to do it because I didn’t know if it was really me. 

‘But when you have two huge corporations like my management company and my label, basically saying, “We think this is the right thing to do”, you kind of go “Maybe I can’t afford to say no to this”.

Mae went on: ‘Did Eurovision. Did wonders for my profile but as an artist and a songwriter who just wanted to perform and write and just be authentic, it kind of did the opposite. 

‘And I just found myself in the space of like, “Am I just going to be this person that just hops on a dance feature now and then and gets a quick cheque and can perform at Jingle Bell Ball every other year? Or do I need to go back to basics and just start afresh.”

‘And that thought was really scary because I’ve been with a major label for like five years and I’ve been with my management company for like five years. 

‘So the idea of leaving all that was really scary but I had to be really honest with myself and go, “Do you know what? This is not benefitting you anymore and even though the people around you thought they were doing what is right for you, they actually aren’t doing what’s right for you”.’

Mae explained:  ‘So I made the scary decision of leaving. So I am now independent. I’m going to start getting in the studio and get back to being me. Get back to being Mae Muller.

‘Who knows what it’s going to bring but it’s going to bring authenticity and I know that I’m never going to have to do something I don’t want to do ever again. 

‘It’s scary but I’m excited and I just ask that you’re patient with me. Finding my vibe again and falling back into love with my passion for music and we’ll see what happens!’

Mae released her debut album, Sorry It’s Late, in September last year, which received mostly positive reviews and peaked at 33 on the UK charts.

She assured her fans that she was ‘not going anywhere’, but was just working ‘behind the scenes to get back in touch with myself.’

Mae then released a lengthy video on TikTok, where she opened up on her reasons to leave, accusing both companies of 'panicking' after the pandemic and taking her career in a different direction from what she had wanted

Mae then released a lengthy video on TikTok, where she opened up on her reasons to leave, accusing both companies of ‘panicking’ after the pandemic and taking her career in a different direction from what she had wanted

Mae spoke about how the label pushed her to do her hit song Better Days, but that its huge success made her more 'confused' because the track was not 'who I am as an artist' (pictured October)

Mae spoke about how the label pushed her to do her hit song Better Days, but that its huge success made her more ‘confused’ because the track was not ‘who I am as an artist’ (pictured October)

She then opened up about her Eurovision experience, saying that while it gave her fame, it caused her to lose her 'authenticity', while in another video she described competing on the show as 'pretty traumatic, but we got through it' (pictured in Eurovision)

She then opened up about her Eurovision experience, saying that while it gave her fame, it caused her to lose her ‘authenticity’, while in another video she described competing on the show as ‘pretty traumatic, but we got through it’ (pictured in Eurovision)

She assured her fans that she was 'not going anywhere', but was just working 'behind the scenes to get back in touch with myself' (pictured November)

She assured her fans that she was ‘not going anywhere’, but was just working ‘behind the scenes to get back in touch with myself’ (pictured November)

On Tuesday, The Sun claimed that Mae and her label had split because they had differing ideas about the best direction for her music.

An insider told the publication: ‘Everyone hoped that Eurovision would be the thing to propel Mae into the mainstream and make her a big star. It certainly raised her profile — but not for all the right reasons and it has been a very tricky year for everyone involved.

‘The label really tried to support her with her album but she struggled to muster up a hardcore fanbase and had to cancel her tour in the autumn because the demand wasn’t there. 

‘She feels like she compromised her artistic integrity for the label. But they feel like they did everything they could to turn her into a star, so it became clear the time was right for Mae to leave the label.’

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