Single Review: Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There

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Jess Glynne returns with new solo single ‘I’ll Be There’
Jess Glynne holds the record of being the British female artist with the most number 1 hits in the United Kingdom since her collaboration with Rudimental ‘These Days’ reached the top spot. Although four out of those six number 1 hits were collaborations, it still is a huge accomplishment. After having solo hits with ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, Glynne launched her debut album I Cry When I Laugh which also went to number 1. Now she is ready to kick off the era for her second album with single ‘I’ll Be There’.

While Jess followed the swinging upbeat pop sound of her Clean Bandit collaborations on her first solo singles, she went into a more soulful direction on the rest of the album. Judging by ‘I’ll Be There’ this seems the sound she is sticking with for this new era. Although ‘I’ll Be There’ has a nice flow and a decent production, there is nothing particularly memorable or exciting going on. After a couple of listens I struggle to recall the melody of the chorus and the song just seems way too bland, both in terms of composition and lyrics, to function as a comeback single for an artist with these levels of success. I don’t think this track deserves to become her seventh number 1 hit…

Update: Success Glynne did it again! ‘I’ll Be There’ is her 7th number 1 hit in the UK. I thought this tune would be way too beige to even come close, but apparently the Brits got a taste for it…

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