Jess Glynne Pays Homage to Mary J. Blige on ‘Real Love’ Cover
The British singer knows her way around songs about true romance
Earlier this month, Clean Bandit released their second duet with British up-and-comer Jess Glynne, entitled “Real Love.” As part of a BBC Radio 1Xtra performance this week, Glynne tried her hand at covering a different “Real Love,” this one the 1992 R&B classic by Mary J. Blige.
The “Rather Be” singer stays true to the Queen’s original, with slightly smokier but extremely evocative vocals. Glynne’s rendition is packed with her own touches — those runs she does are immaculate — but it also does the requisite amount of bowing down to Blige’s classic song.
Glynne seems on her way to pulling a Sam Smith (that’s a thing, right?), hopping from EDM features to a robust and exciting career of her own. Her debut single as a solo performer, “Right Here,” is out now, and Blige’s new album The London Sessions will be released on November 24.