Jessie Ware

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Jessie Ware is a proper pop star. With her soulful, melancholy vocal, effortlessly elegant songwriting skills and, of course, that striking slicked-back hair, she marks a new era for pop. Her outstanding debut album "Devotion" combines the ultra-modern feel of downtempo R&B and British electronic music.

The South London singer Jessie Ware is a devout realist making the most of her pop-star dreams. Her commitment to both sides of that equation is what turns her debut album into a uniquely soulful masterclass. The one-time theater kid started out as a backup singer before nearly giving up her musical aspirations to be a journalist. But then she ended up singing lead on melodic bass producer SBTRKT's 2010 single "Nervous", which led to a solo label deal, which led to Ware being forced to take the spotlight. Devotion, a testament to both her talent and budding songwriting skills, marries her natural gifts with throbbing instrumentation that breathes life into every single turn of phrase or sensitive vocal embellishment.


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