Singer/Songwriter Jess Glynne Unveils Eagerly Anticipated Solo Debut 'I CRY WHEN I LAUGH'
Jess Glynne has announced details of her massively anticipated debut album. "I CRY WHEN I LAUGH" the GRAMMY Award-winning, UK-based singer/songwriter's first full-length solo release arrives everywhere on September 11th via Atlantic Records and will celebrate its release on her first-ever North American headline tour beginning September 14th at Washington, DC's U Street Music Hall (see below itinerary) and www.jessglynne.co.uk.
"I CRY WHEN I LAUGH" features the worldwide hit, "Hold My Hand," which debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart upon release and held the top spot for three consecutive weeks. The video (LINK) directed by Emil Nava (Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Calvin Harris) boasts over 30 million individual views. Already a top 20 hit on Billboard's "Dance/Electronic Songs" chart, "Hold My Hand" is now blowing up in the US where it has already surpassed more than 1 million streams per week. Album also features "Aint Got Far To Go" which "proves she's here to stay" and in the acoustic version (LINK) demonstrates her "soulful side" cosigns The FADER who premiered the video earlier today.
Already a GRAMMY Award-winning ("Best Dance Recording") worldwide superstar thanks to her featured contribution to Big Beat recording group Clean Bandit's global #1 smash, "Rather Be (Feat. Jess Glynne)", receiving multiple gold, platinum, and multi-platinum certifications around the world. The track spent four consecutive weeks at #1 on UK Singles Chat upon initial 2014 release the first single by a British artist to hold the position since Adele's "Someone Like You" in 2011. "Rather Be" which shattered a variety of long held records, including the most one-week plays ever at Spotify, a #1 in more than 13 countries, and the most one-week Shazams at Shazam.com has since entered the record books as the longest running #1 in the history of the UK's Official Streaming Chart, dominating the top spot for eight straight weeks and counting. As if all that weren't enough, the "Rather Be" companion video has now surpassed a truly remarkable 292 million individual views: https://youtu.be/m-M1AtrxztU
On top of earning a Billboard's "Hot 100" Top ten for her 2x RIAA platinum single "Rather Be," Glynne has since scored a further string of UK hit singles, including Route 94's chart-topping "My Love (Feat. Jess Glynne)," Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne's "Real Love," and her own top 10 solo debut, "Right Here." She most recently teamed with British rap superstar Tinie Tempah for his new single, "Not Letting Go (Feat. Jess Glynne)": https://youtu.be/nsDwItoNlLc.
I CRY WHEN I LAUGH TRACKLIST
1. Gave Me Something
2. Hold My Hand
3. Ain't Got Far To Go
4. Take Me Home
5. Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
6. It Ain't Right
7. You Can Find Me
8. Love Me
9. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)
10. Saddest Vanilla (feat. Emeli Sandé)
11. Why Me
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2015
September 14 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
September 15 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
September 17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
September 19 - Montreal, QB @ Le Belmont
September 21 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Club
September 23 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
September 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
September 26 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
September 27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
September 29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
September 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour