Everywhere I turn at the moment I seem to come across Jessie Ware. It was the stunning single ‘Wildest Moments’ that first caught my attention and made me delve further into the full album ‘Devotion’ recently released by the South London lass.
Jessie Ware’s soulful, melancholy vocal and effortlessly elegant song writing skills have already cemented her as one of 2012s brightest hopes. Her debut album ‘Devotion’ was released on August 20th through PMR Records, with ‘Wildest Moments’ being released on August 13th as the pre cursor to the debut LP. Ware has also been nominated for a Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year 2012. You can see the video for ‘Wildest Moments’ below:
‘Devotion’ demonstrates the full range of Jessie Ware’s vocals, it’s very easy on the ear and you can drift through the tracks with ease, some songs are like a louder version of The XX, while others explore a more down tempo R&B meets British electronic music feel, sometimes hinting at Kate Bush. I didn’t fully appreciate the full force of Ware’s powerful voice until I heard the acoustic tracks at the end, where everything is stripped back and Ware’s soulful voice completely takes over, showing just how forceful her vocals are.
October 22nd will see the release of the next single ‘Night Light’, a track that sees Jessie’s powerhouse vocal shining with stirring emotion to a backdrop of swirling guitars, majestic piano flourishes and addictive down-tempo rhythm, ‘Night Light’ is equal parts modern soul and timeless pop that demonstrates yet again that Jessie Ware is in a class entirely of her own.
Along with this, Jessie Ware will be embarking on her first UK and Ireland headline tour in November, with dates in London and Manchester already sold out long in advance.
Jessie Ware UK/Ireland Tour Dates:
05/11 - Sugar Club – Dublin
07/11 - King Tuts – Glasgow
08/11 - Sound Control – Manchester (Sold Out)
09/11 - Cockpit – Leeds
11/11 - Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
12/11 - Concorde – Brighton
13/11 - Brixton Electric – London (Sold Out)
14/11 - Thekla – Bristol