Although British pop sensation Jess Glynne’s album “I Cry When I Laugh” is ranked No. 7, only one behind Taylor Swift’s “1989,” the song “Hold My Hand” was my first introduction to her music. She sang it on “Late Night With Trevor Noah” the other night, and I immediately knew if would be a great dance song for my band.
The song’s form is sort of unusual; a stylistic hybrid. The verses sound almost “country-ish,” while the choruses (with the help of a strong dance drum beat) are pure “pop-dance.”
As for whether “Hold My Hand,” or for that matter, Ms. Glynne, has any real staying power, only time will tell. But for now, I just can’t wait to try it out in one of our new dance sets. I’ll keep you posted!
Let me know what you think.