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Review: Jess Glynne – I Cry When I Laugh

Jess Glynne
I Cry When I Laugh (Warner Music)

Breakdown: Jess Glynne has topped charts around the world and even has a Grammy to her name all before releasing her debut album. Now, after months of anticipation, the singer has dropped her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’. Jess is one of the most promising breakout stars of 2015 and the new record includes the smash hits ‘Hold My Hand’, ‘Rather Be’, ‘Not Letting Go’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’.

How Many Good Tracks: 9 of the 13.

What I Liked: From the very first note on the very first song, you will undoubtedly know the incredible amount of talent Jess possess. Her powerful voice is used to the best extent on this album and is bound to give one goosebumps at various intervals. We love how Jess brings a certain element of soul to the brilliantly perfected pop tracks on the record. Jess explores emotions such as hope, heartbreak, faith and depression. Lyrically, Jess expresses these themes brilliantly and has released a solid pop album.

What I Didn’t Like: I expected more from Jess. The album is extremely predictable and many of the songs have a similar message that comes across. Jess has clearly found a sound that she is comfortable with and hasn’t left that comfort zone much on this record. She is probably the only artist of 2015 who has such a collection of brilliant singles released this year, however, the album is split into smash hits and fillers.

Best Track: Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Rating: 3.5/5

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