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Jess Glynne Uplifts In Her ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ Video

If you’re your own worst critic, ready your hand for a long-awaited pat on the back: Jess Glynne‘s delivered a “Don’t be so Hard on Yourself” video, and it’ll have you wrapping your arms around your own body in no time.

The clip, which follows the song’s July 2 release, follows a young drummer who attempts to reconnect with the spirit of his late father by following in the man’s footsteps and forging a path in music. The problem is, as he’s the new kid in town, his school’s existing drum line has no interest in welcoming him to the group, and after a period of tension, the performers go as far as to give their classmate a black-and-blue to drive the point across.

I came here with a broken heart that no one else could see / I drew a smile on my face til they were over me / The wounds heal and tears dry and cracks they don’t show / So don’t be so hard on yourself, no,” Glynne, who appears in the story’s background, pleads over an uplifting disco arrangement as the aspiring artist presses on in his quest to achieve percussion-greatness.

Finally, the character gathers enough gall to demand the group’s attention with a set his adversaries simply can’t ignore, and where he was previously the enemy, he’s suddenly the hero.

I Cry When I Laugh, Glynne’s debut album, is scheduled for release on August 21 and also features singles “Right Here” and “Hold my Hand.”

Check out the clip above, and tell us if you’re adding the tune to your summer playlist!

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