I will be the first to admit that I’m so excited for the return of Jessie Ware. After a long absence from the music scene, Jessie is back with the voice that I love and a brand-new album.
As with most of my music I came to the Jessie Ware party 2 albums late. I was first introduced to the magical sounds of Ware when she released her 2014 album Tough Love. Specifically, when I heard her single Say You Love Me which just hooked me to her voice and her magical sounds. Since then I have had that song on repeate waiting for the new release.
It should come as no surprise that when Ware announced her new single Midnight this past July the excitement levels shot up. Shortly after she took to the road bringing back the hype as well as previewing the music to come. Fast forward to last Friday when she dropped what can only be described as the most magical piece of music.
Coming back strong with those classic Jessie Ware vibes with her whimsical voice and everything from start to finish the album does not disappoint. Something I appreciate is music that is different and unlike what’s currently floating around the waves in pop music.
Kicking off the album with her single Midnight the tempos of the albums go and up and down. Tracks such as Thinking About You, Alone, Your Domino, and Hearts really make my ears happy.
As usual Jessie delivers on the vocals as well as her lyrical content which is something I really appreciate and am glad to see is coming back where so often the lyrics are lost in the melody. Working with a team of people you know are sure to deliver bangers Jessie once again worked with her friend Ed Sheeran (she previously collaborated with him on Say You Love Me) on one of her more raw and honest tracks Sam about her husband. As well as American song writer who is killing it at the moment Julia Michaels on the track Hearts. And song writing powerhouse Ryan Tedder on Selfish Love.
Set to embark on a tour next year I am looking forward to catching Jessie on the road and hear these songs live.
Overall, I give this album a 5/5
Words: Seneo Mwamba