When ABIR and Jess Glynne are on the same bill, you must look at the structure of the building! The Union transfer is made for these types of performances, with a horseshoe shaped balcony overlooking an open floor. Tonight’s event was sold out very early, which explains the line going down well past 11th street. Tonight’s performances were louder and stronger than the amps, it was a night of strong passionate music. I was lucky enough to see ABIR last year, and I still stand by words, “I saw her when” as she delivers every show. ABIR has already being named by Billboard as one of the “most exciting new voices”, you get truly captivated as she fills the room. ABIR’s latest release is “Tango” off her Atlantic recording debut EP, “MINT,” which also features the single, “Young & Rude.” She closed the set with the chart topper, “Finest Hour”, a collaboration with Cash Cash which whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
After a brief intermission, the crowd was ready for Brit Jess Glynne, another rising superstar touring behind her sophomore album ‘Always In Between’. The album is currently dominating the UK Charts as the most-sold album in the UK released by a British female in 2018. Glynne is currently sitting atop #5 slot in England with #1 UK singles ‘These Days’ and ‘I’ll Be There’ along with her current smash single ‘Thursday’ which is at 100 million global streams and rising. Glynne’s performance included much more choreographed dance moves with backing vocals and a full band. The focus again was Glynne’s voice which was on point all evening, her set list included hits like “Thursday” which was co-written with Ed Sheeran, “123” and a cover of “These Days” by Rudimental early in the night. She closed the night with “I’ll Be There.”
Watch ABIR’s she just released a music video “Tango” from her debut EP MINT!
Watch Jess’ current single “Thursday” from her sophomore album Always In Between which was co-written with Ed Sheeran!
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Article and Photographs by: Bob Linneman