Jess Glynne has responded to complaints from Jet2 passengers voicing their frustration at her song ‘Hold My Hand’ being played repeatedly during flights.
Recent months have seen a plethora of passengers to take to social media to complain about the song being overplayed by the holiday company.
“That Jess Glynne song on Jet 2 planes makes me wanna smash my head against the window,” wrote one passenger. Another added: “The worst thing about flying with Jet 2 is having to hear Jess Glynne about six times.”
Now, Glynne has reacted to the furore in an interview with Kat Shoob from The Official Vodafone Big Top 40.
“I’m gonna just say to Jet2 and to everybody out there, look – I didn’t make them do it like that,” she said. “I agreed to, you know, let them have my song and, you know, I apologise if it annoys you!”
She continued: “Thing is I understand though, when you hear something over and over again and apparently they play it like seven times before they take off so… You know, it’s a lot!”
Glynne went on to say that while she has never used the holiday company herself, she’d be tempted to take one of their planes and sing the song live.
“I haven’t been on a Jet2 flight you know, why haven’t they invited me? Take me away guys!,” she continued. “Maybe I’ll just book a flight soon on Jet2…Get the little mic thing and be like “right guys, I got a little treat for ya” I’m gonna maybe see if I can do that!”
She added: “Next time someone’s flying to Majorca, it’ll be me on the mic!”
In response, a Jet2 spokesperson told NME: “Our ‘Hold My Hand’ concept is very popular with customers, and we receive a huge amount of positive feedback about both the advert and the song.”
Following on her 2015 3xPlatinum-selling debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, the Clean Bandit collaborator will drop her anticipated second album ‘Always In Between’ on September 21 – ahead of a massive UK and Ireland arena tour.
Glynne’s upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
Saturday August 4 – BEDFORD Bedford Park
Thursday November 15 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Saturday November 17 – MANCHESTER Arena
Sunday November 18 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Tuesday November 20 – LONDON O2
Wednesday November 21 – BRIGHTON Centre
Saturday November 24 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Sunday November 25 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Tuesday November 27 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Thursday November 29 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Friday November 30 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena