SOTD: Jess Glynne & Jax Jones serve modern disco hit to radio
On the other side of the world, Jess Glynne has just joined the Spice Girls for their massive UK and Ireland stadium tour to bring some slick disco meets synth-pop to these huge venues.
In retrospect I think it’s safe to say it’s one of the coolest things to happen in her career. At default, she’s touring with THE Spice Girls. It would be the coolest thing to happen in anyone’s career, expect for Victoria Beckham who likes to pretend she was never involved.
But Jess Glynne is no stranger to mainstream radio or the top of the charts with her Clean Bandit collaborations ‘Rather Be’ and recent Rudimental feature ’These Days’ which were both Top 5 hits on the TMN Hot 100. Not to mention her infectious solo singles ‘Hold My Hand, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ and ‘I’ll Be There’ which are go-to singalong favourites.
To coincide with the beginning of this massive tour, the English singer-songwriter has teamed up with Jax Jones for a brand new banger which hears her accelerating the disco-meets synth-pop sound. Jax Jones’ is no stranger to the charts either, with his breakthrough single ‘You Don’t Know Me’ ft. RAYE peaking at #10 on the Hot 100 in 2017.
‘One Touch’ is a great continuation of the sound she rolled into her sophomore record Always In Between, but also hears her slightly turning the volume up through teaming up with Jones. The pulsating EDM beat has disco roots injected into the harmonies with the chorus holding onto that soulful delivery her music has always had.
The hopeless romantic track is a stadium banger which begs to be played live with it’s euphoric hook making you want to throw your hands in the air: “With just one touch, you take me there. Without your love, we go nowhere”.
It a confession of love for someone as Glynne reflects on how she can’t live without their touch. It’s super cute, however the sonical structure is slightly predictable. From the introduction of the opening chords you are already aware of where the song is sonically going within it’s pop structure.
They don’t try to over complicate things, and just give you a clean-cut, disco meets EDM track that is meant to be treated as a hype radio single whilst she is on the road with the biggest girl band in the world.