Jess Glynne Q&A


Pop sensation Jess Glynne brings her hits to Carlisle, with a highly-anticipated show at Carlisle Racecourse this summer.

Since her distinctive vocals were made famous on the number one hit ‘Rather Be’, Jess Glynne has taken the charts by storm. Her number one album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ was the highest selling debut album of the past year and she is only the second British female solo artist to have five number one singles in the UK. We caught up with Jess ahead of her open air performance on 8 July, to find out a little more about one of the UK’s biggest breakthrough acts in recent years.

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Q: So, when will your new album be delivered? 

Jess: The new album is still in the process of being made. I’m trying not to rush anything, as I want it all to be perfect.


Q: It must have been hard spending all that time in LA?

Jess: LA was all work no play; but I had a lot of fun working with new people and making new music.


Q: How did you approach things this time round, is there more pressure for the second album? 

Jess: I have approached this record just as I approached the first. I think the pressure is just the same, if it ever eased off then that would mean I don’t care.


Q: Are you able to tell us when we can expect to hear new music? 

Jess: I have no idea yet, you will have to wait and see. Hopefully not too long.


Q: Were you into music when you were at school? What gave you the bug to want to be a singer and performer? 

Jess: My parents always introduced me to new music from a young age and I was just obsessed with vocals and performing since I can remember. I think I always had it in me but it wasn’t until I left school that I realised it could become a reality.


Q: This summer certainly sees you in some interesting sporting grounds, were you into sports at school?

Jess: I used to love sports, I was in most of the teams at school and loved athletics. My dad always encouraged that.


Q: You’ve mentioned before you tried horse riding when you were younger, what was it about horses that you liked? 

Jess: I started riding when I was quite young, maybe about 7 or 8 with one of my really good friends and I just loved it ever since. Horses were always one of my favourite animals.


Q: Carlisle Racecourse has great attendances for race meetings and music shows and are renowned as an amazing day out, are you looking forward to joining in the party onstage and during the day at the races? 

Jess: Yeah I’m looking forward to it. If I have time I’ll go for a wander I’m sure, I love a bit of fun. My show is full of energy and I hope it leaves everyone with a big smile on their face and an amazing experience.


Q: Can you tell us anything about what the crowds can expect from your show?

Jess: I haven’t even started rehearsals yet so I don’t know myself what they can expect; I assure you, no one will be left disappointed and it will be just as exciting as last year’s summer shows if not more.  


Q: How does it feel to be able to play these prestigious sporting venues around the country? Was it something you imagined you’d be doing one album into your career?

Jess: I didn’t imagine any of the things that have happened since the first album. It’s so crazy looking back at all the amazing shows I have done over the past 3 years. It’s such an incredible feeling being able to play these renowned venues around the country. It’s something I cherish.


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