Jess Glynne will be headlining The Big Feastival on Saturday 24th August supported by The Zutons, Nina Nesbitt with many more acts to be announced shortly
When you look at the statistics that have marked Jess Glynne’s sky-rocketing career thus far, they are very hard to believe.
I Cry When I Laugh is one of the defining British pop records of its era. At the time of writing it has been a chart staple for 138 weeks. It debuted at number one, spawning 12million worldwide singles sales, 39 weeks on the UK top 10, 2.5billion Spotify streams, a sold out UK arena tour, Brit, MTV: EMA, Ivor Novello, MOBO, Q and Glamour award nominations.
The question of how Glynne has so gripped the mass imagination is intriguing. It’s certainly not as a result of her scintillating personality and unearthly charisma. A recent music mag Q&A revealed so little of interest that the writer had to go with “I like baked beans” as a gripping opening quote. In fact, Glynne may represent the apotheosis of the bizarre 2000s compulsion for pop stars not to embody a world more glamorous, exciting, strange and suggestive than your own, but to be as ordinary as possible. Indeed, if the appeal of Ed Sheeran to teenage fans is that he seems like a mate’s older brother, just back from a gap year with tales of how sick Goa is, then Glynne’s appears to involve resembling the same mate’s older sister, who’s recently got a job as an estate agent and moved into a house-share in Hendon.
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