Saturday 28 June 2014

MTV IGGY: Jess Glynne’s Voice Stays On Top

By Joseph 'JP' Patterson

Name: Jess Glynne

Where She’s From: London, England

When She Started: 2011

Genre: Dance/pop/soul

For Fans Of: Katy B, Sinead Harnett

The UK can't seem to get enough of Jess Glynne's husky pop-soul. With a tone oozing '90s diva-esque qualities, she's saturated the airwaves, clubs, and charts in the shortest space of time—and that's all without touching her own material. At the back-end of 2013, Glynne appeared on Clean Bandit's xylophone-featuring, keys-driven dance track "Rather Be," which spent weeks-on-weeks-on-weeks at number one and saw platinum status in over five countries. Following that—at the top of 2014—Route 94 got ahold of her to slay his big-room house cut, "My Love." It hit the top spot and remained in the top ten at length.

With a load of newly-gained fans now secured in her vault, Jess finally plucked up the courage to introduce "Home" a couple months later; her solo slice of melodic, grime-infused pop produced by East London's Bless Beats. Many thought the track could've easily been her official debut, but in fact, it was all just one big tease for the drop of "Right Here." The Gorgon City-produced deep house track looks set for greatness when it's released on July 16, as it currently sits pretty online with over 300,000 plays and sees regular spins on daytime radio. Everything Jess touches, turns to gold right now, so don't be surprised when her album does the same (or better) when it drops on Atlantic Records later this year.

This also appeared over at MTV IGGY: H E R E