‘[I] literally fell into a block of… lostness. "[9] Similarly, musicOMH's Andy Baber felt that "I Cry When I Laugh never really manages to become more than just a collection of singles. It would be easy to assume success has come easily — not least because her mother used to work in A&R for Atlantic Records (her father is an estate agent). There was also, she says, ‘a moment, a party year’, which occurred soon after returning from her travels. This is the first time she’s discussed her sexuality in public. On 23 May 2015, Glynne performed at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2015, where she sang "Ain't Got Far to Go", "Right Here", "Real Love", "Gave Me Something", "My Love", "Rather Be", "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself", "Not Letting Go" with Tinie Tempah and "Hold My Hand".[33]. [25] The song is also the official BBC Children in Need 2015 single. The overall formula isn't particularly forward-thinking, neither is it pushing the fringes of pop, but somehow it comes across as strikingly distinct I Cry When I Laugh is [...] an accomplished and uplifting debut album. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Both are known for their powerful, soulful voices and their songs share a certain tough-but-vulnerable rawness. Like Winehouse, Glynne is Jewish and grew up in North London: Glynne, 25, in Muswell Hill; Winehouse, six years her senior, in Southgate. Celebrity friends, a string of hits, high-level collaborations… It would be easy for success to go to Glynne’s head. I needed some sort of structure in my life.’ Too anxious to take drugs (‘I’m scared that I’ll die’), she turned to alcohol. ‘You’re like, “Everyone else is fine… and I’m sitting here having a panic attack!” But you talk to them and we all go through it. It was released on 21 August 2015 in the United Kingdom and 11 September 2015 in the United States by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group. But she still seems to view it all with wide-eyed glee, excitably recounting tales of nights out. A person who feels joy (emotional, sexual or both) when seeing others in pain and discomfort. ‘That was one of my favourite sessions. She just f***ed me over. Why Me! Having just returned from California, where she was performing at Coachella, she’s still jet-lagged and is slugging coffee. This got us thinking about what exactly a 'saddest vanilla' was and whether we were the saddest vanilla. ‘It was a relationship that was so new to me. Shoes, £58, Topshop. She needn’t have worried. Now she’s set to be the sound of the summer. A standout track is ‘Saddest Vanilla’, written with Emeli Sandé and produced by Naughty Boy. It wasn’t until she enrolled in a year-long course at the British Academy of New Music in Bromley-by-Bow that her dreams of being a professional musician began to take shape. [2] Released as a single in January 2014, "Rather Be" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the third fastest-selling single and the most streamed song of 2014. She’s a really lovely girl. It was a bittersweet moment — professionally exciting, personally tumultuous. The three of us went out for food and were just talking for hours about life. It was the first girl I’d ever fallen in love with.’ She stops, surprised by her own candour. She’s been asking her new-found industry friends for advice on how to stay grounded. It received a positive from critics who called it "a little more low-key" than Glynne's previous collaborations on Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" and Route 94's "My Love", both of which had reached the top of the UK Singles Chart in early 2014. It is great as something to dip in and out of, but I Cry When I Laugh is proof that Glynne is far from the finished article. Their demos — and Glynne’s distinctive voice — quickly attracted attention from publishing companies, and Black Butter Records, the London label that first released Clean Bandit, Rudimental and Jessie Ware, signed her up. The deluxe edition also includes the collaborative singles "Rather Be" (with Clean Bandit), "My Love" (with Route 94) and "Not Letting Go" (with Tinie Tempah), all of which reached number one in the UK. [18] The album also received the gold certification by RIAA for sales over 500,000 copies in the United States. The New York Observer placed the album at number 5 in their list of best debut albums of 2015.[15]. The album was preceded by the UK top-ten singles "Right Here" and "Real Love", as well as the UK number-one singles "Hold My Hand" and "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself". As a child she sat in her bedroom listening to Whitney Houston, then recording herself singing the songs, but at her comprehensive school, Fortismere in Muswell Hill, attempts to try out for anything music-related were unsuccessful. Aged 15, she applied for The X Factor, but was rejected. Someone I met working.’ She’s reluctant to define her orientation too narrowly. [3] The track attained number-one and top-five positions on charts across Europe and Oceania, and was a top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. He’d been celebrating with Glynne. She’d recently come out of a relationship and was, she says, in ‘a dark place’. On 28 May 2016 she performed at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016. "The Official Top 40 Biggest Artist Albums of 2015 revealed", "Charts analysis: Jess Glynne sophomore album races to No.1 | Analysis | Music Week", "Weekly Singles Review: The Vamps ft. 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"[10] John Aizlewood from Evening Standard wrote that "it’s a relentless listen, probably best served in single exhilarating portions rather than as a whole, but the kitchen sink production on "Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself" is a windswept delight and bold is always more fun than mealy-mouthed".

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