Jessie Ware - "Sweet Talk" , New Single from Devotion, Album Due August 20th, Plus Two Bonus Tracks
All Systems Go: Our favorite Brit singer on the verge, Jessie Ware, is set to deliver her debut album, Devotion, next Tuesday. This week Jessie released "Sweet Talk", the fifth single from the album. Mark Richardson in Pitchfork said this, about the single:
"Every once in a while, a song comes along that is the perfect mix of production, theme, and content-- a song like Jessie Ware's "Sweet Talk"...It's Sade, it's Marvin Gaye; it's unbelievably sexy but also thoughtful; it's sad and wistful and, ultimately, grounded. It pulls me in and it works for me, so I never leave."
Listen to "Sweet Talk" (this is a Youtube audio track)
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Devotion will be simultaneously released next Tuesday in both the U.S. and the U.K. In Britain it's on CD and MP3. Here in the states it's MP3 only; if you want a CD you'll have to spring for the import. Maybe to deflate high expectations for this long awaited debut, Jessie was quoted yesterday on The Digital Fix, saying:
""I didn’t know how to write a fucking song," Jessie Ware recently recalled when asked about the initial penning of her debut album, Devotion."
One reviewer wrote:
"...for someone who publicly declared their inability to write a song some months ago, it’s pretty impressive. Ware’s employment of traditional vocals, regenerated with modern production, elaborates on a distinctive 90s sound, creating an album that is both nostalgic, yet simultaneously innovative. In with the old, in with the new, we say."
In the U.K. there will be a deluxe edition with four bonus tracks added (MP3 only). There is no word about a U.S. release for the deluxe edition. Two of the bonus tracks are here for the listening. One is a cool cover of Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love" which we cannot get enough of, ever since it was posted on her Soundcloud page.
"Strangest Feeling" was Jessie's second single, and it's also a bonus track on the deluxe edition and is not available in the U.S. The other two bonus tracks are acoustic versions of songs on the standard version.
Jessie posted the following video to Facebook this morning. It's not by her, but we think it's a really cool video, so we are including it as a bonus video just for fun.
Photos courtesy of Jessie Ware
Jessie Ware's Website
Jessie Ware's Facebook