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Jessie J working on new songs

By | Published on Tuesday 22 March 2011

Jessie J

With her debut album now but a distant memory, having been released two weeks ago, Jessie J has begun writing songs for the follow-up.

She told The Daily Star: “For the next album, I’ve got three or four songs already written. People say albums should be slices of your life, but to me it should be the whole time. I’ve had all my life to write this first album, and I don’t want to end up having six weeks to write the second. It would only be what I’ve gone through in those six weeks, which could end up being promo, press, fans and paps – that’s not what I want to write about. Until recently, I was a stranger walking around”.

Looking back on those happier, more innocent times, she continued: “I could cry on a bridge in the rain and nobody would bat an eyelid. Now if I did it’d be: ‘Jessie J breaks down. Why can’t she cope?’ Songwriting is a weird balance to get right, but I think if you do it continuously, there’ll be a thread. On the next album I want to take how good I am in concert on to the record”.

If I saw someone crying on a bridge in the rain, I’d probably wonder if they were about to throw themselves off it, whether they were Jessie J or not. Although, if it was raining fairly hard, the tears might go unnoticed. Either way, I think people might be concerned.