About two weeks ago, I was given the chance to see rising British star Ella Henderson make her U.S. debut in New York City at her very first stateside showcase held at The Box. During her spectacular 5-track set, the 18-year-old X Factor UK alum also performed her new single “Glow” for the very first time, and now, we have it here in full with its accompanying music video. Following UK #1 hit “Ghost,” the track will serve as the second official single off her upcoming debut studio album, Chapter One, which is set for a September 22 release via Syco and Columbia Records. Produced and written with Camille Purcell and Steve Mac, “Glow” is a soaring pop ballad driven by ambient electronica, crashing drums, and dramatic string-work. It’s soulful. It’s flawless. It’s simply great – Another winner from Ella. Were you expecting anything less? Get familiar now!

“I’ve been really excited about this single just because it’s something very different, I think it’s an unexpected sound from me,” Ella told CapitalFM. “I think a lot of people wouldn’t assume that I would have gone with this kind of production. It’s one of those songs that brings people together, it’s about feeling free and alive. It’s one of my favorite songs of the album, so finally getting to share it with everyone is amazing.”

Ella Henderson will release her new single “Glow” in the UK on September 14th!