Jess Glynne- I cry When I Laugh

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You may not be familiar with Jess Glynne's name, but you have surely heard Glynne's voice on the radio within the past month, with a feature on Clean Bandit's single, "Rather Be."


Glynne uses her husky alto turned to churn out this simple chorus — “when I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be” — into a miniature essay detailing past slights and future hopes.

This album,which already has a #1 hit in the UK, no doubt, shows off Glynne's impressive vocal pipes but is definitely all over the place as far as style and direction.

Since her feature on Clean Bandit’s 2014 hit, which demonstrated clear contemporary appeal, Glynne’s been at work contriving her own sound, and by 


‘s second track, the attitude is clear. “Hold My Hand,” produced by Starsmith, calls on a chirpy keyboard to deliver dance hall-ready disco-pop for a crowd that’s . The balminess of this day dream track will have you staring out the window.

 The album's honeyed tone is so sticky sweet, its reminiscent of the 90s bubblegum Spears, and Aguilera era. Saddest Vanilla, featuring Emeli Sande, is the perfect break-up bit, that you can just picture blaring out of a lone jukebox in malt shop in a quiet beach down. It follow Glynne as she chronicles love gone wrong. Think of Spice Girls or A-Teens.

“Take Me Home,” a noticeable departure, finds Glynne flirting with dirtiness, but the album needs more. some kind of grit to make her 'shine' so to speak, but the sweetness, sticks too much.

By the album’s end, Glynne’s disco-pop stake is definitely deeply rooted. Glynne doesn't fail to bring the upbeat classic pop that was once so prevalent 15 or so years ago.

While it's not quite up to "Rollin' in the Deep," Glynee does bring her own force and style to the realm of women pop stars.