Jess Glynne is the Journalist Without A Beat’s Most Underrated Artist of 2015.
For some, Jess Glynne might have been an artist that went unnoticed, but what went unnoticed was one of the most beautiful and powerful voices in 2015.
You’ve might have heard her voice on not one but two Coca-Cola Commercials. The commercial released this past August features Jess’s Hold My Hand from her debut album I Cry When I Laugh. The other commercial released earlier in the year featured the Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” where Jess handled the vocals.
After hearing Rather Be (Which earned her a Grammy for Best Dance Recording) for the first time last year, my interest peaked and had to learn more about this artist.
Research turned up this red-curly headed soul-pop singer and songwriter from the U.K. that has great style in bomber jackets.
Preparing for her debut album, Jess released the single Right Here. The story on Right Here is that Jess has finally made it where she wants to be in life and she’s not going to let anything come and take it away. The production on this song has a disco/funky feel mixed with a brass trumpet that just adds so much to the song.
The debut album I Cry When I Laugh was released on September 29th of this year and it was an original piece that needed to be heard. Keeping with the disco and jazz vibe, the album featured many cuts as Ain’t Got Far To Go, Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself and No Rights No Wrongs. The standout track, Take Me Home showcases how talented of a singer she truly is, the range of her voice and pitch is one of a kind.
Weeks upon releasing her debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, Jess had to have surgery to remove a polyp on her vocal cord which she described to Billboard, “It was so terrifying, I was right at the beginning of everything, and wondering if it was all going to be over.” This would cause her to back out of her U.K. tour with John Legend.
After taking time to heal, Jess Glynne did make a full recovery and toured in support of her album throughout the U.S. and U.K.
If you somehow missed Jess Glynne this year, you missed out on an new young artist on the rise. I suggest giving her music a listen, it will not disappoint.
I predict nothing but success for Jess in the year 2016, maybe even making a stop at a festival or two. Maybe Lollapalooza? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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