I Cry When I Laugh Album is by Jess Glynne, the English singer and songwriter. Her debut studio album was released on the 21st of August 2015 in the United Kingdom and on the 11th of September 2015 in the United States under the record labels Atlantic Records and Warner Music.
Jess Glynne recorded the album throughout three years and worked with several record producers during that time.
The I Cry When I Laugh album received mixed reviews in the music press upon release. Writing for the British online news site independent.co.uk Andy Gill wrote that ” Her recent chart-topper ‘ Hold My Hand ‘ provides a fairly accurate template for Glynne’s debut album, as regards both methods and themes. ” He added that ” It’s a record of heartbreak cauterised by hope, so alongside the routine tears and recrimination is a recurrent element of recovery and optimism that sets it apart from most other soul-diva offerings. ” Andy Baber of MusicOMH awarded the album three stars but felt her debut was ” a much more mixed affair that suffers from being overlong and unfocused. “
Despite the reaction of critics, the I Cry When I Laugh album became commercially successful in the United Kingdom notching up over 500,000 copies in the year of release.
It has since been certified 3× Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) for selling over 900,000 copies in the United Kingdom.
The sales in the UK meant that Jess Glynne had the second fastest-selling debut album of 2015, only beaten by the Chaos and the Calm album by James Bay, the English singer-songwriter.
The lead single, ” Right Here “, was released on the 6th of July 2014. The song was written by Jess Glynne, Jan-ai El-Goni, Matthew Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon from Gorgon City, the English EDM production duo. Gorgon City also co-produced the track with Gareth ‘ Bless Beats ‘ Keane.
The mid-tempo ” Right Here ” was inspired by the dance music of the 90s, the composition is a fusion of pop, soul and deep house. Lyrically the song is about Jess Glynne’s contentment with her current relationship.
The single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 19th of July 2014 and peaked at number six. It spent three weeks in the Top Ten and fourteen weeks in the Top 100. It also topped the UK Dance Chart.
” Right Here ” became a Top Twenty hit in the Netherlands, Belgium ( Flanders and Wallonia ), Poland and Scotland. In Germany the single just missed the Top Twenty, peaking at twenty-five.
The I Cry When I Laugh album became a commercial success for Jess Glynne. In the United States, the album peaked at number twenty-five on the 3rd of October 2015 and spent twelve weeks on the Billboard 200.
In the United Kingdom, it entered the UK Albums Chart on the 3rd of September 2015 at Number One, a position it held for one week. The album spent forty-two weeks in the Top Ten and 170 weeks in the Top 100.
The I Cry When I Laugh album reached the Top forty in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium ( Flanders ), Holland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Switzerland.
In Austria, it just missed the Top Forty and peaked at number forty-three.
About Jess Glynne
Jessica Hannah Glynne was born on the 20th of October 1989 in Hampstead, often known as Hampstead Village, an area in London, England.
When she was fifteen, Jess Glynne applied for the talent show The X Factor, dropping out during the auditions. Her first real success came when she featured on British band Clean Bandit’s UK Number One single ” Rather Be “.
Her career took off when she released her debut solo single ” Right Here ” on the 6th of July 2014. It reached number six on the UK Singles Chart.
Her debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, was released on the 21st of August 2015. Although it received mixed reviews in the music press, it became a successful release. In the United Kingdom, it topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked inside the Top Ten in Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland and Italy. In the United States, I Cry When I Laugh reached number twenty-five on the Billboard 200, spending twelve weeks on the chart there.
To date, Jess Glynne’s Album releases are two studio albums. She has also released fifteen singles and twelve music videos.
I Cry When I Laugh Album Track Listing:
1. Strawberry Fields ( Intro )
2. Gave Me Something
3. Hold My Hand
4. Real Love ( with Clean Bandit )
5. Ain’t Got Far to Go
6. Take Me Home
7. Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself
8. You Can Find Me
9. Why Me
10. Love Me
11. It Ain’t Right
12. No Rights No Wrongs
13. Saddest Vanilla ( featuring Emeli Sandé )
14. Right Here