16 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the phenomenal success of her debut, I Cry When I Laugh, expectations were high for Jess Glynne. So she escaped to the relative seclusion of the Sussex countryside to write this follow-up with some handpicked collaborators. “I don't want to feel like I'm in any sort of space that's got any pressure,” she told Beats 1. “In that moment, I was the best version of me writing and making music. The mindset was very similar to the first record—without the pressure. It was just: Make music with people and have fun.”

That sense of fun and freedom runs through this songbook of feel-good anthems. Her soulful vocals soar over trumpets on buoyant “123” and swagger onto dance floor-filler “All I Am”. There are moments of reflection too: The confessional “Thursday”, co-written with Ed Sheeran, confronts her insecurities on a journey to self-acceptance, with the Londoner declaring, “So I won’t wear make-up on Thursday/’Cause who I am is enough.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After the phenomenal success of her debut, I Cry When I Laugh, expectations were high for Jess Glynne. So she escaped to the relative seclusion of the Sussex countryside to write this follow-up with some handpicked collaborators. “I don't want to feel like I'm in any sort of space that's got any pressure,” she told Beats 1. “In that moment, I was the best version of me writing and making music. The mindset was very similar to the first record—without the pressure. It was just: Make music with people and have fun.”

That sense of fun and freedom runs through this songbook of feel-good anthems. Her soulful vocals soar over trumpets on buoyant “123” and swagger onto dance floor-filler “All I Am”. There are moments of reflection too: The confessional “Thursday”, co-written with Ed Sheeran, confronts her insecurities on a journey to self-acceptance, with the Londoner declaring, “So I won’t wear make-up on Thursday/’Cause who I am is enough.”

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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
173 Ratings
173 Ratings
Britishgirl02

Love love love

I love her so much and I can’t believe she is returning!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ shut up all you haters I’d like to see you do better!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉

word-merchant

If you autotuned Davina McCall...

...this is what you'd get. A record of autotunes, soulless honking.

Opulanceistheend

So excited!

I’m so excited for this. Jess’ music is fantastic! It doesn’t matter where you are, what time it is or if you’ve listened to a certain song repeatedly, the music never gets boring. Voice of an angel💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️ People are obviously hating because they have nothing better to do.

About Jess Glynne

The deep and soulful vocal tone of London-based Jess Glynne became widely known when streams of "My Love," her collaboration with Route 94 -- the house-focused alias of dubstep producer Dream -- appeared online in late 2013. The track went on to hit the U.K. number one spot in March 2014, but not before "Rather Be," featuring another Glynne guest spot -- this time with the inventive chamber music-meets-house act Clean Bandit -- had reached the same chart position that January. "Home," a solo track produced and written by Bless Beats of Big Life Management, appeared online that February. Two further singles became Glynne's first to chart under her own name: both "Right Here" and "Real Love" (the latter featuring Clean Bandit again) hit the British Top Ten before the end of the year. In 2015 Glynne hit number one again as a featured act (on Tinie Tempah's "Not Letting Go"), but she also topped the chart as a solo act with "Hold My Hand." Glynne's debut full-length, I Cry When I Laugh, followed in August of 2015 on Atlantic. Buoyed by her success on the singles charts, I Cry When I Laugh debuted at number one on the U.K. albums chart. ~ James Wilkinson

HOMETOWN
London, England
GENRE
Pop
BORN
20 October 1989

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