Jessie Ware Puts Her Foot Down & Gives Some 'Tough Love'
The sensualist and soulful, Jessie Ware is quickly on the rise. Being compared to the likes of Sade, this wide ranged singer (Alto being her specialty) and intellectually inclined songwriter has just released her Sophomore album titled "Tough Love" -- which only being out a few days on iTunes, is already receiving rave reviews.
The States had more than likely first heard of Jessie Ware after her name echo-ed from the mouths of those fortunate enough to have seen her live at Coachella Valley Music Festival in 2012. But to begin to understand where Jessie Ware really came from, we take you back to where it all began for the UK native. Picture this: Jessie is squeezed in between an acoustic guitarist and an MPC beat pusher in the back of a London taxi. As part of the simple, self-explanatory "Black Cab Sessions" web series, the 27-year-old British singer took her place in the middle seat of that taxi and simply displayed her talent while effortlessly singing "Wildest Moments" from her debut album "Devotion" -- which eventually became Jessie's hit single and debut to the U.S. music scene.
The latest LP from Jessie Ware (Tough Love), is a follow up to the hit album, with refined production by Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, & BenZel. Offer a representation of her, as this newly married woman has finally come to terms of being on her own and embracing the attention that her super-stardom has brought to her life. In an interview with The 405 she states, "If there is one voice to the record, it has to come from me... I really had grown in confidence. I was able to put my foot down a little bit more and just say 'that's what I want'. "
She has not only found her voice as a woman and confidence as an artist, but Jessie Ware has also brilliantly managed to make her connections with her fellow singer friend's to create duet's with Miguel, Ed Sheeran and most recently J. Cole. Just last week, Jessie Ware released a rap-esque version to "Kind Of Sometimes Maybe" which features a couple bars from J. Cole.
What is phenomenal about Jessie Ware is her ability to stay consistent in the near-flawless production of both albums (Devotion and Tough Love). In addition, this woman has refined her symphonic vocals, and excellent composition. What makes Jessie Ware unique is her ability to layer hidden subtle aspects that make her even more endearing.
So unless you'e fallen asleep in life or you're living under a rock, the incomparable voice and talent of Jessie Ware will undoubtedly hit your playlist with one of her many heartfelt tracks. One of her most pivotal tunes that showcases her growth from Tough Love is, "Say You Love Me." You may want to bring some tissues as you put this one on repeat a few times. Don't say we didn't warn you.