Our UK darling Jess Glynne has returned.
It’s hard to believe that the red-haired powerhouse hasn’t released a new song as a lead artist since the release of her hit-packed debut, I Cry When I Laugh, back in 2015. Since then, the Londoner has already made a welcome return and claimed a chart-topping single in 2018. That’s correct! Jess appeared on Rudimental‘s “These Days” with Macklemore and Dan Caplen. It peaked at #1 following seven weeks in the runner-up slot and earned her the title of the most Official UK Singles Chart Number 1’s for a British female artist.
Now, Miss Glynne is kicking off a new era with her brand new single: “I’ll Be There,” the first song off of her highly anticipated sophomore album due out later this year. “I’ll Be There,” which was produced by Electric and Starsmith, is a continuation of the joyous and uplifting sounds of her smashes “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” and “Hold My Hand.”
Surrounded by heavenly synths and kicky drum pulses, the songstress sweetly assures that she’ll be there for you when you fall. “Oh, oh, I’ll be there/ When you need a little love, I got a little love to share/ Yeah, I’m gonna, I’m gonna, I’m gonna come through/ You’ll never be alone, I’ll be there for you,” she chants on the soaring chorus.
But that first chorus go-around is merely a tease. Each time Jess hits that chorus, the song swells with more choir backing and more gorgeous production. And by the time she reaches that final build (“ooh, ooh, I’ll be there“), the talented UK crooner’s truly taken us to church — resulting in some rather soothing musical medicine for the heavy-hearted.
And that’s how you kick off a new era. Nice one, Jess.