On Saturday night, we popped ourselves on the Victoria Line and rode to Brixton to see Jess Glynne at her first of two sell-out nights at the O2 Academy. Now we’ve sifted through all of the amazingness to bring you the 5 Things that you just need to know.
IT WAS BANGER CENTRAL
I mean, we weren’t expecting any less from a Jess Glynne concert – she does have five number ones after all. She pulled out all of the hits including brand new single ‘Ain’t Got Far To Go’, and classic hits ‘Hold My Hand’, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, ‘Right Here’ and slowed it down with ‘Take Me Home’.
SHE PULLED OUT THE SONGS YOU FORGOT WERE HERS
We all know it was ‘Rather Be’ with Clean Bandit that made Jess a household name, so she played that. Jess also played her other Clean Bandit collaboration ‘Real Love’ as well as duet with Tinie Tempah ‘Not Letting Go’ and Route 94 featured vocal ‘My Love’.
THERE WAS A BRILLIANT AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE
After revealing she’d looked up to the late Amy Winehouse all her life, Jess absolutely killed her cover of Amy’s hit ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’.
HER ALBUM SOUNDS EVEN BETTER LIVE
We absolutely love Jess’ debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh‘, but it sounds even more amazing live than it does pumping out of our headphones. We actually don’t think we’ll ever get bored of this debut.
IT ALL GOT A BIT EMOSH
After performing album track ‘Why Me’ (which is an absolute bop, btw), Jess had a little cry before turning her back to the crowd and hugging her backing singer. Once she’d composed herself, she told her fans “I guess I’m just having one of those ‘Why Me’ days.” Aw, Jess, we’ll give you a hug.
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