10 Min­utes With Jess Glynne

#TeamCLEO chats with the flame- haired girl with an even more fier y pas­sion for singing.

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This flame- haired beauty is on fire and we’re all for it

Your voice is sou nm is take able and unique; did you al­ways know that you al­ways wanted to be a singer? Thank you! I have al­ways loved singing—but I don’t think I ever knew t hat I was go­ing to be do­ing what I’ m do­ing right now ... It’ s weird and amaz­ing be­cause t here was al­ways a part of me t hat al­ways dreamed of it. Was there a turn­ing point? When I was in my late teens and early twen­ties, ev­ery­one was go­ing to univer­sity and I re­alised t hat’s not what I wanted to do. Ev­ery time I set out, I knew mu­sic was what I wanted to do. It was the only thing I loved or had a pas­sion for.

”It’s a re­ally weird thing to think that I would achieve so much so early on in my ca­reer.”

Let’ s talk about your lat­est sin­gle “I’ll Be There”. Can you tell us more about it and what in­spired you to write it? The song ba­si­cally comes from a friend of mine. The girl I wrote it with was go­ing through some­thing last year and she sent me a mes­sage and was just like “I’ ve been lis­ten­ing to your al­bum and thank you, even though you haven’t been here you’ve been here .” It was such a beau­ti­ful mes­sage and such an amaz­ing thing to hear from a friend. It was a song for me and for ev­ery­body else. So it was beau­ti­ful. You’ re the first Bri­tish woman with six Num­ber 1 sin the UK — con­grats! How did you feel when you found out about it? Thank you! It was pretty in­sane like a whirl­wind. It’ s a re­ally weird thing to think that so early on in my ca­reer I would achieve so much. Who would you say are your big­gest in­flu­ences? I think early on, my heav­i­est in­flu­ences were Amy Wine house and Lau­ryn Hill — t heir writ­ing tech­niques, what t hey wrote about and how they put their words into mu­sic and turned it into as kill. And I think vo­cal ly, Whit­ney Hous­ton, Mariah Carey, and Aretha Franklin were mas­sive in­flu­ence son me be­com­ing a big vo­cal­ist.

These days, we’re tuned into Jess Glynne

A breath­tak­ing scene from her lat­est sin­gle “I ’ll Be There”

Amaz­ing pipes and a re­mark­able woman

The visual feast that is Jess Glynne

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