Jess Glynne's "Hold My Hand" Is A Must-Listen & You May Not Know Her Name But You Definitely Know Her Voice — LISTEN

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Jess Glynne attends the MOBO Awards at SSE Arena on October 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
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You may not know her name, but you definitely know her voice: Jess Glynne is the 25-year-old English singer-songwriter featured on Clean Bandit's breakthrough U.S. hit "Rather Be." (The song, which was inescapable on the radio this past summer, is nominated for Best Dance Recording at the upcoming 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8.) Glynne just premiered her new single, "Hold My Hand," and I'm going to need you to stop whatever it is that you're doing right now and press "play." I'm serious! "Hold My Hand" is a joyous, shimmering house number with a modern pop sensibility (similar to "Rather Be"), and it's nothing short of astonishing. In fact, it's just about perfect.

On the track's glorious chorus, Glynne sings:

Darlin', hold my hand

Oh, won't you hold my hand?

'Cause I don't wanna walk on my own anymore

Won't you understand?

'Cause I don't wanna walk alone

But "Hold My Hand" isn't a sad song, no — it's a triumphant song about that wonderful moment of clarity when you finally realize that you're ready for love. The sun shines, the birds sing, and the world feels like it's full of endless possibilities. (I know I sound cheesy, but that's what listening to "Hold My Hand" will do to you!) The chorus continues:

I'm ready for this

There's no denying

I'm ready for this

You start me fallin'

I'm ready for this

I need you only

I'm ready for this

So darlin', hold my hand

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Given the recent stateside success of British singers like Sam Smith (who could very well sweep the Grammys), I wouldn't at all be surprised to see Glynne blow up big in the very near future. Armed with her soulful voice and incredible records like "Hold My Hand," how could she not?

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