Jess Glynne Recreates ‘Rather Be’ Magic On ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’
If you're down on your luck and in need of some good juju, Jess Glynne has proven to be a one-woman production line.
The big-voiced pop star, whose "Rather Be" collaboration with Clean Bandit is still a radio standby, has just released new tune "Don't be so Hard on Yourself," and it's equal parts self-acceptance anthem and party-ready earworm with a glittery touch of disco. In other words, it's Glynne's early niche.
"I came here with a broken heart that no one else could see / I drew a smile on my face til they were over me / The wounds heal and tears dry and cracks they don't show / So don't be so hard on yourself, no," she opens the track over bouncy piano chords that hasten into a full-blown club chant.
"Don't be so hard on yourself, no / Learn to forgive, learn to let go / Everyone trips, everyone falls / So don't be so hard on yourself, no," the chorus pleads. Call Glynne Mary Poppins: The song's message is medicine, and her tone is a complementary spoonful of sugar.
Glynne's debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, is scheduled for release on August 21 and also features singles "Right Here" and "Hold my Hand."
What do you think of "Don't be so Hard on Yourself"? Take a listen to the new Song of Summer contender and sound off in the comments.