Jessie J reveals second album title and release date

19/08/13

Jessie J

Jessie J has announced that her second studio album will be called Alive and will be released on 23 September.

The singer revealed the news during her set at V Festival in Chelmsford on Saturday.

Jessie J has released one single, Wild, from the album and another called It's My Party will be out next month.

"The expectation is a big thing, it's very scary," she admitted talking about how people would react to the new material.

"It's weird because when you're doing it the first time round it's a bit of a whirlwind.

I feel like I'm still going at a good speed and it's crazy but I know what I am doing. I am doing stuff with my eyes open and feeling a bit more controlled
Jessie J

"You're running in the dark and now I feel like I am casually sprinting in the daylight."

The 25-year-old's debut album Who You Are, which was released in 2011, has now sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world.

She said with the experience and success of her first record, this time it has been less overwhelming.

"I feel like I'm still going at a good speed and it's crazy but I know what I am doing," she said.

"I am doing stuff with my eyes open and feeling a bit more controlled."

Jessie J said while there was pressure to deliver on her second album, it was nice that so many people were excited about it.

"I always say with the first album, no-one wanted to hear it, no-one knew me," she said.

Pharell Williams

"I had to beg people to listen to it, this album they want to know the title, the release date, what is on it before I'd even started writing it.

"I felt like I'd bought my wedding dress before I'd even found someone to marry.

"I was scared and I am scared but in a good way, I'm proud of it. So I have gone past the, 'If it doesn't do great, it doesn't mean it wasn't great' [stage]."

Jessie J also admitted she had been in the studio with producer and rap artist Pharrell Williams.

"I was given the opportunity to work with him and get some new tracks to have and I think we did it," she said.

The star has the top two selling records of the year with Daft Punk's Get Lucky and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines.

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