Jess Glynne: I had to take a reality check
JESS GLYNNE says making history in the music charts made her ‘lose a sense of reality’. The Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself chart-topper has just become the first British female artist to score six UK No.1s but she’s revealed she had to take time out following the release of debut album I Cry When I Laugh three years ago.
Talking exclusively to Guilty Pleasures she said: ‘I spent a lot of time with family and friends. I was living a normal life. You forget, you’re so busy, you’re on the road, you lose a sense of reality, I grasped a bit of that back.’ And what does ‘normal’ look like? ‘A bowl of pasta, chilling on the sofa, a bath, watching s*** TV.’
Glynne, 28, who, until this year, hadn’t released a single song since 2015, escaped on a tropical getaway, though it was not exactly relaxing.
‘I got mumps when I was in Brazil. It was terrible, really awful,’ she said. ‘I was in the middle of nowhere, I had to get a bus for six hours back to Rio de Janeiro. I was in paradise and it all turned wrong.’
Last week, Jess achieved a new milestone when she hit the top of the charts featuring on Rudimental track These Days. ‘It’s so insane. You never plan these things,’ she said. There is something the North Londoner would like to arrange: ‘I’d love to work with Annie (Lennox).’ Jess appears on Yungen’s new single Mind On It (out now).
Author: Tom Stichbury