Jess Glynne – Holding Her Hand

Jess Glynne is claiming you’ll never have to walk alone with her new single ‘Hold My Hand’. Having already held a top position as front women vocalist with Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ in 2014 Jess Glynne is no stranger to climbing the UK charts in quick succession. Though ‘Hold My Hand’ has a less complex final form than ‘Rather Be’ the stomping digital piano chords soon make way for an ascending lyrical motif that trademarks a heady house ambience. Meanwhile, Myleene Klass is using the same magic fingers to grant the wardrobe wishes of Littlewoods shoppers their seasonal beach bargains whilst Jess Glynne holds their attention with her charismatic chorus. With ‘Hold My Hand’ shot in a Californian desert and the retailer’s promo on a beach in South Africa; its song, sea and sand all the way!  Jess Glynne – Holding Her Hand

A First Klass Combo

‘Hold My Hand’ begins with stomping digital piano motif around a C chord. Jess Glynne enters with an arpeggiated lyrical line that takes flight from the onset:


’Standing in a crowded room and I can’t see your face’’

Tom toms beat their own tribal rhythms adding further depth and accompanied by ‘’Oh Oh’’ chants to complete the scoring with digital piano stomps driving the momentum. The chorus is a whirring blend that takes its lead from Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ and the house styling is uncanny:

       G                         C                                                    Em

Darling, hold my hand.             Oh won’t you hold my hand?  etc

Jess Glynne – Minus The Magic Fingers

Minus the magic fingers that play the violin part in ‘Rather Be’ this two songs bear a resemblance that makes them interchangeable at this point. The next section is a further nod to ‘Rather Be’ with its trademark clusters of rapidity:

   C                                           Em               Am

‘’I’m ready for this, there’s no denying, I’m ready for this, you stop me falling’’ etc

So that’s the song, sea and sand sorted. All you have to do now is choose between California and South Africa. I know where I’d rather be.

Janet Redwood

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