December 26, 2011 16:47

Jessie J: 'There'll be a lot more pain on my second album'

'Who You Are' singer plots a more miserable follow-up

Jessie J: 'There'll be a lot more pain on my second album'

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Jessie J has claimed that there will be "a lot more pain" on her second album.

In an interview with the Daily Star, the singer revealed that the follow-up to this year's 'Who You Are' will be darker in tone and draw inspiration from the "bad place" she was in before she signed her record deal.

J, who claimed last week that suffering from a stroke had made her a better artist (December 23), said:

There'll be a lot more pain in the lyrics on my next album. For the seven years before I signed my record deal I was in a bad place and I was scared that I couldn't get out of it. That's why I wrote such upbeat music, as a way of trying to escape how I felt.


She went on to add: "Now that I am happier, I won't be afraid to explore my pain. But in a good way; it'll be me saying that it's OK not to feel OK. Not every song needs a happy ending."

J also said she wanted to explore "different styles" on the new LP and was already thinking about "who I get to duet with". Last month, her track 'Price Tag' with rapper BoB was revealed as the biggest-selling collaboration of 2011.

Jessie J topped the BBC Sound Of 2011 poll in January and, after releasing 'Who You Are', went on to claim four gongs at this year's MOBO Awards.

Last month, meanwhile, Britney Spears claimed that the success of artists such as Jessie J and Adele gave her the inspiration to "want to do better".

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