ells how Jessie broke away from her background – a tough area of Essex where stabbings and violent crime were rife – to become the antithesis of the typical Essex girl. Tells of her performance background, taking ballet classes from the age of four and appearing in a string of musicals, including one where she fell off the stage and did a back flip onto the conductor.
Reveals how she was on national TV winning singing competitions at age 15 and how she recorded a demo the same year, before studying Musical Theatre at the BRIT School. Talks of her ill-fated stint in a girl group, dealing with tears, cat fights and mammoth egos. Recalls how she finally earned a record deal only to suffer a stroke and for her label to go into liquidation the same year.
Tells of Jessie's hustle for fame, including a string of support slots where she appeared as an unknown artist. She was booed – but often booed back.
Talks of a trip to America where she penned a Number One single, but was so desperately lonely and unhappy that she felt suicidal – yet she penned a song about this period that would become the title track of her album.
Interviews with record producers, school classmates, friends, dance tutors and more give the full lowdown on Jessie's road to fame.