Q MagazineOct 29, 2018Hers is a mode that doesn't stray far from the pop status quo, but Glynne should still be applauded for mastering such a feelgood formula. [Nov 2018, p.106]
Nov 6, 2018It's evident that Glynne's voice has evolved. Many probably think this album sounds to similar to ICWIL, but the production and voice justIt's evident that Glynne's voice has evolved. Many probably think this album sounds to similar to ICWIL, but the production and voice just sounds less cheesy and more soulful. My favourites are All I Am, I'll Be There and Thursday.… Expand
Dec 4, 2018Jess Glynne; Fire your Producer.
FINAL SCORE: 7.5
Note: Each song is given 1-5 - added up, multiplied by 2, then divided by twelve. As IJess Glynne; Fire your Producer.
FINAL SCORE: 7.5
Note: Each song is given 1-5 - added up, multiplied by 2, then divided by twelve.
As I take the time to write this review I've put roughly three hours or more of listening to this album and I must say - its brilliantly, awful. From the Intro and its amazement, to its final track, there are so many moments where I KNEW Jess could have pushed the 'extra' she has in her and push it past that level; but the music itself wouldn't allow her to shine through.
The Intro - This first entry gives you a good look at what you're going to find in this album and it seems VERY promising; and you feel it right away I her first track No One. However, you'll notice something very 'off' about the song. Jess is being hindered by the music itself. There are so many moments where you will want to say "Come on! Give me that extra! Come on!! I know you have it!" and your shouting will seem rather chaotic if you're doing it in public.
"I'll be there!" the next half of the album is simply a love fest with her melodies and vocals. I guarantee you will love the next 10 to 17 minutes of your life. Thursday by far is my absolute favourite song in the album with myself listening more than 50 times at the tie of this writing. With Thursday Jess pulls many strings you (if you are a fan) have been waiting for, and already know, that she can pull out of you. Every word has you hanging on a lullaby wanting to glide through the skies and be free.
All I am - FANTASTIC. This song by far had the hearts and minds of the whole U.K - here, this single actually brought Jess Glynne to the U.K. Top Charts 100 for over 4 weeks. This song is an absolute favourite for fans and unalike. No matter who you are, where you are, you will more than not want to be jumping around dancing along and singing along.
Now for the bad part. aside from 'Broken' and 'Rollin' the main problem with this album rears its ugly head; 'Broken' is the perfect example of this problem. As you begin the second half of the album to begin to realise that Jess begins to "hold back" much more than she did in the first half. And it really makes you wonder "Is it me?" as the songs continue you'll continue hearing the same "Come on! I know you have it in you!" but Jess, or more specifically, her producers, refuse to let her shine and unleash her voice. And it honestly is the most annoying thing about the entire album as a whole.
As a consumer, we can only assume just how good or how much Jess Glynne was held back by her own team and producer. And its SO sad that I have to voice this because your producer should want you to "be your best self" but - aside from two songs in the second half, it simply is NOT worth it.… Expand
Nov 10, 2018Even if the songs on the album are clichés compared to other titles, her voice has evolved significantly compared to her previous records,Even if the songs on the album are clichés compared to other titles, her voice has evolved significantly compared to her previous records, even if you say son¡me of them are cheesy and stereotypical, its R&B and pop and creativity isn't flowing that much these days.Best non-single songs are Rollin, Won't say no and insecurities (if you choose the Deluxe version)… Expand
Nov 20, 2018Great voice, pity she has ensconced herself in such generic pap. She is better when other artists are using her than putting out her own soloGreat voice, pity she has ensconced herself in such generic pap. She is better when other artists are using her than putting out her own solo work (her song writing skills are severely lacking). One listen was enough for me to delete it from my iTunes library for good.… Expand
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