It would be understandable if Jessie Ware was feeling a little bit of pressure right now. She took hold of summer of 2012 and much of 2013 with both her debut album Devotion and endless stunning live performances, and now she has to follow all that up with new music of the same high caliber.
On her new single “Tough Love,” the British singer sounds wonderfully relaxed, her voice luxuriating in warm electronic production from BenZel (aka Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch), who also executive produced her forthcoming album. Says Jessie of the new song:
I had just finished a run of shows in the States and went to NY to work with BenZel for a couple weeks, mainly as a different focus to touring. I didn’t have any expectations or pressures with what would come out of those two weeks, and think ‘Tough Love’ sums this up. It was me experimenting with my voice and having fun with it. It just felt right and kind of dictated the route of the next album, much like “Devotion” did on my first album.
Listen to the beautiful “Tough Love” below.