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Jessie Ware

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London, United Kingdom (2010 – present)

South Londoner Jessie Ware (born 15 October 1984) is an English singer-songwriter signed to PMR Records.

After finishing her English literature degree at Sussex University, Brighton, Jessie worked with Man Like Me and performed as a backing singer for old school friend Jack Peñate. It was on Jack’s US tour that she discovered the music of SBTRKT. In 2010 she lent her vocals to masked producer SBTRKT for his track Nervous on Numbers. The following year she worked with Bristol dubstep producer Joker on the lead single The Vision from his debut album. A further special edition, heart-shaped vinyl of her collaboration with Sampha’s Valentine, was released by Young Turks. Her first feature release on PMR Records was Strangest Feeling (October 2011).

February 2012 saw the release of Running with the help of Island Records, followed by 110% and Wildest Moments, before the debut album Devotion landed in August 2012. The 11 track collection features Dave Okumu, Kid Harpoon and Julio Bashmore as producers and co-writers. Night Light supported the album launch as the 4th single before its nomination to the 2012 Mercury Prize. A remix package from No to Love was released in November.

She returned in the summer of 2014 with the title track from her sophomore album, Tough Love. Shortly after, a song-writting collaboration The xx’s Romy Madley Croft and producer Julio Bashmore, Share It All, was released on-line and included it on the Tough Love deluxe version album.

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  • rustedembrace

    Sexiest album of 2014?

    Yesterday 3:53am Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    that said, tough love is becoming one of my favorite releases of the year. i can't stop listening.

    Yesterday 8:40pm Reply
  • StikyBoy

    Want your feeling

    18 Oct 10:23am Reply
  • u2theedge

    thank you for falling asleep

    18 Oct 9:07am Reply
  • jdotperiod

    I disliked Say You Love Me on first listen too. It was too sappy and adult contemporary for my taste but it's since grown on me immensely. It's reminiscent of one of Whitney or Mariah's sweeping '90s ballads IMO.

    18 Oct 4:49am Reply
  • jdotperiod

    I think Devotion might be more cohesive overall, but with Tough Love I really want to listen to individual tracks. [2] This. I have less of an urge to listen to TD on full rotation. However, I can listen to the Say You Love Me/Sweetest Song/Sometimes/Want Your Love sequence anytime.

    18 Oct 4:48am Reply
  • Clayton09

    But I do agree with @BrokenTel that Say You Love Me is kinda weak. I mean, I don't hate it, but it's definitely one of the sappier songs she's done.

    17 Oct 7:07pm Reply
  • Clayton09

    Interestingly, I sort of go the opposite way as some of the opinions here. I think Devotion might be more cohesive overall, but with Tough Love I really want to listen to individual tracks.

    17 Oct 7:05pm Reply
  • ARTemiJast

    Kinds Of...Sometimes...Maybe ♥

    17 Oct 6:18pm Reply
  • Salonni

    Rainha conceitual

    17 Oct 4:55am Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    Yeah i think tough love is a more cohesive album but the highs on devotion were better than anything on TL.

    17 Oct 1:59am Reply
  • romuloantonio

    <3 SAY YOU LOVE ME <3

    17 Oct 1:15am Reply
  • BrokenTel

    It's not better, but it's pretty good. Really not a fan of Say You Love Me, wish that song never happened.

    16 Oct 11:34pm Reply
  • moronux

    Tough Love is even better than Devotion. [2] Devotion has some great songs but like 1/2 of the album was filler tbh. Tough Love is more cohesive + stronger.

    16 Oct 8:42pm Reply
  • SKARNYAX

    Tough Love is even better than Devotion.

    16 Oct 5:39pm Reply
  • EricValeev

    12 ♥

    16 Oct 3:00pm Reply
  • brky-trmty

    Tough Love is a great album! [6]

    16 Oct 7:57am Reply
  • worldphobia

    happy birthday, kitty <3

    16 Oct 3:29am Reply
  • bello_eduardo

    Pieces ♥ Sweetest Song ♥

    16 Oct 2:39am Reply
  • RE___Mix

    Album is flawless.

    15 Oct 11:31pm Reply
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