Jess Glynne Opens Up About New Album, Working With Ed Sheeran

Nadine Ijewere
Jess Glynne

English singer-songwriter Jess Glynne is coming back strong with the release of her second studio album, Always in Between.

The album follows the lead single "All I Am," which Glynne explained, "is about my family and my friends and the people who made me who I am."

"It's a song that bears my soul to those people, shows my gratitude. It's just an uplifting moment, I think."

"Thursday," one of the most anticipated new tracks on the album, was co-written with Ed Sheeran, reflecting a shared experience of living in the public eye and a writing experience with Sheeran that Glynne calls "therapeutic," saying that the song ended up redefining the album.

"Always in Between" was a creative journey from a move to L.A. in early 2017 to work with different talent to a timeout with family and friends, and finally to working with her closest producers and writers in a country house to "develop the most amazing record," she explained.

"I think I have learned a lot about myself, the things about what I want and what I don't want. I think I have matured in my emotions. I have achieved a lot in the time that I've released my first album … but I have a lot more that I want to achieve. I still feel like I'm very early on [in my career]."

Glynne will be touring in the U.K. starting Nov. 15 in Glasgow and ending in Bournemouth, England, on Dec. 2. The rest of the world tour in Europe and the U.S. will follow in 2019. "I'm changing it up," she teased. "I'm not gonna give away anything."

Glynne said she will make "every effort that she can" to perform in China and Asia in 2019. Listen to the full interview on Billboard Radio China.

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