Plus, why she does 20 push-ups or jump squats before going on stage
With a strong, unmistakable voice and a style that blends late 80s pop with today’s dance beats, Jess Glynne made her chart-topping debut with “Rather Be” as a member of Clean Bandit. She quickly transitioned to solo star status thanks to anthemic singles like “Hold My Hand” or “Take Me Home” from 2015 debut album I Cry When I Laugh.
Now, Glynne is about to storm the charts all over again with her impending sophomore album and its first single, the rising (and rousing) “I’ll Be There.” In celebration, Glynne crafted a playlist exclusively for Furthermore that encapsulates her energetic sound. “When I’m on the road it’s so easy to eat unhealthy food and not exercise—you really have to motivate yourself,” explains Glynne, noting that fruits and veggies are a staple for her backstage. “I also try to make sure I get a full workout on my days off, which will usually entail cardio, abs, and some weights. Even on show days I like to do something before I go on stage, even if it’s 20 push-ups, sit-ups or jump squats, just to get my blood pumping.” Of the importance of keeping fit on tour, Glynne says, “My shows are intense and my songs aren’t easy, so I need to make sure I look after myself.” Here, 9 songs that help her drum up motivation to exercise.