The Red headed powerhouse is back with her second Album, “Always In Between”. After following on from huge success off her first Album back in 2015, how does Glynne’s latest album compare and can she actually go one better?
It didn’t seem that long ago, since Jess Glynne first hit the Music scene featuring on Singles such as “Rather Be” with Clean Bandit and “My Love” alongside Route 94 back in 2014. Fast forward to 2018 and Glynne has had massive success not only with her debut Album, “I Cry When I Laugh”, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with hits such as “Hold My Hand” and “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”, has incredibly become the first British Female Solo Artist, to score seven number one singles in the UK Singles Charts by the age of 28.
The first two tracks to be released as singles from her latest album, “I’ll Be There” which did reach number one in the UK Singles Charts and “All I Am”, carve the way in which I believe Glynne wants the Album to come across to her fans. Jess has opened up about the meaning behind why “I’ll Be There” was written, explaining that she felt lost at 21, at a time were everyone else she knew had been attending University, creating their own paths and journeys, Music was a big thing for her then and still is now, has admitted there were issues with insecurities and self doubt about her talents. Realising the position back then, having hardly anything at all, but knowing want she wanted, gave the London born Singer real drive and determination of being where she is today.
Carrying on throughout the album, “Thursday”, beautifully co-written with fellow red head, Ed Sheeran, tell a lot about a number of things. One of those being the style in which the song is played, rarely do you hear Glynne accompanied with an acoustic guitar, but the old saying of “change is good”, isn’t always the case, definitely can be said about her work here. Again linking back to her first two tracks, and talking about her vision of how she wanted this album to shape up, problems with insecurities and potentially wanting to relate to young Women on a deep and personal level.
Having listened to the whole Album, my personal favourite has got to be “Rollin”. Dropping the occasional F-bomb here and there, again something unusual and unexpected with what you’re usually use to getting with Jess. This being the only song listed explicit on the Album too. Definitely very catchy with the style that the Song is played, the choice of Instruments also play a big part in why I can’t seem to stop playing this on repeat. I mean even the Sax makes an appearance on this one, what’s not to like?
Overall rounding off the 16 track Album, not being the biggest fan of Glynne’s work, I believe she has delivered and impressed for many reasons. With the range of catchy, upbeat familiarity you’d expect, throw in with a few sad, more deep and personal work, really shows the vast talent on display. Other notable work include hits such as “These Days” by Rudimental feat. Macklemore and Dan Caplen, alongside “So Real” from Too Many Zooz & KDA. Originally planned to not feature the Singer on either, communicates that other Artists have plenty of confidence on the Singer’s ability to perform at a high level, playing a big part in both.
Not worried to experiment with her Songs and opening up about her problems, the 29 year old looks here to stay, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon.