Jessie Ware - 110% (and everything else she's done)

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pro tip: this song is amazing

http://soundcloud.com/jessieware/jessie-ware-110-1

it could totally be on 'velvet rope' right??

i'm really in love with this thing

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I prefer "Running," which will probably be in my top ten. My favorite guitar solo in many months too.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:58 (five years ago) Permalink

but, yeah, she's worth watching. She reminds me of Shara Nelson.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:59 (five years ago) Permalink

There's also this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ltza7hYls

Looking forward to the album

Number None, Friday, 8 June 2012 00:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I love the video for 110% almost as much as the song. I can't figure out what the muffled sample in the background is saying, "carving my initials on your forehead" I think?

boxedjoy, Friday, 8 June 2012 09:57 (five years ago) Permalink

fucking love this song. definitely deserves a thread

just sayin, Friday, 8 June 2012 10:14 (five years ago) Permalink

original 'running' felt to me way too encumbered with reference and borrowed vibes, but tbf i did come to that conclusion when i was still getting to know her (which i guess i still am). alf have you heard the disclosure remix?

'110', it wasnt really until i heard it on the radio before i realised how much it goes, it's p catchy. not sure if it's gonna be a keeper but certainly one of those brief flings you kinda fall for a bit

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 10:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Love this song

owenf, Friday, 8 June 2012 10:58 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah I've played this song 20 times since I first heard it, I love it

chris paul george hill (dayo), Friday, 8 June 2012 10:59 (five years ago) Permalink

i've been meaning to listen to this and "running" for MONTHS and didn't get round to them because i didn't think i'd have to make an effort. here we are now though, i like them all, on one listen "running" is better and neither are as good as "strangest feeling" but who knows how they'll shake out

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:06 (five years ago) Permalink

"running" is totally and amazingly soft rock

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:06 (five years ago) Permalink

just checked out Strangest Feeling, must have missed it last time around, amazing too. Think she's shaping up to be my 2012 pick of the girls looking at her trajectory.

owenf, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:17 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i might start a thread for delilah at some point, her album is really surprisingly good

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:22 (five years ago) Permalink

"running" is totally and amazingly soft rock

― kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:06 (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

so so so tryhard sade tho

just look at the single cover even

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:26 (five years ago) Permalink

"maybe felt a little too record industry to capture the true desired lisa stansfield realness" is what i said about my first impressions of ware generally on the bobby caldwell thread

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:27 (five years ago) Permalink

listening to the three singles together is weird, they're all good songs but they all feel like really overly deliberate attempts to capture a certain aesthetic - sade x soft rock for "running", delilahesque trip-hop revivalism x burial 3am night bus moods for "strangest feeling", airy summery "my boo" breezy realness for "110%"

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i perhaps like "strangest feeling" best b/c being overly conscious and deliberate suits that gothy aesthetic well

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:35 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/D0TuS.jpg

1. Devotion
2. Wildest Moments
3. Running
4. Still Love Me
5. No To Love
6. Night Light
7. Swan Song
8. Sweet Talk
9. 110%
10. Taking In Water
11. Something Inside

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 14:57 (five years ago) Permalink

i wonder if i'm the only person on earth who feels sorry for jamie woon

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

haha the first thing i thought of when i heard "110%" was "aw, poor jamie woon"

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 June 2012 15:34 (five years ago) Permalink

jamie woon's album did decently, didn't it? and now he's just between albums.

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 15:50 (five years ago) Permalink

capture the true desired lisa stansfield realness

i don't care man i'll take the imitation

goole, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

sade is the real oak real and stansfield is the real plastic real tho, there's levels mayne

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess what i'm saying is i am enjoying the video

goole, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:11 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i dont actually know how woon's sold on the low but i dont feel his album was ever really in the air once it dropped, even in the liminal circles we're talking about. just seemed to drop and disappear

anyway i wouldnt care to speculate on what he deserved but it was definitely more than what he got. i felt like he made brave-ish decisions on that album he didnt have to if he was just playing to the gallery and it's a shame they werent acknowledged at very least

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

ok maybe brave is too strong but whatever, he stuck to his guns somewhat and i respect that

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Produced by Julio Bashmore if you were wondering. It's blowing up, just an hour ago I heard it on a radio station in Mexico City and was wondering what ILM thought about it.

Moka, Friday, 8 June 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

For all the reference points being thrown around here, and I know Jessie Ware's coming from a completely different place, but you could put 110% on the Grimes album and no one would notice. Its level of base competency is higher and it's a good song but I'm not sure the production does it many favours. I listened to Running straight afterwards and liked that one more.

Bit disappointed that so many of these jobbing post-dubstep vocalists seem to be defaulting to a very similar soft-rock middle ground, and yeah while it might be a brave decision up against whatever the FACT-reading bores are clamouring for, you need serious songwriting ability to pull of that aesthetic well and I dunno if any of these guys do.

Does Roses Gabor have a post-guest-vocalist career yet? That might be promising.

Matt DC, Saturday, 9 June 2012 11:37 (five years ago) Permalink

"running" is as good as "110%"... this might be my most anticipated album of the year atm

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 June 2012 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

assuming d'angelo isn't putting an album out

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 June 2012 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Running > 110% for me, but just barely.

I hadn't been slotting Woon into this space in my brain, but now that it's been mentioned it totally makes sense.

No clue what he sold, but that album was mad underrated even on ILM, given the love for 'Night Air'. There were a LARGE number of jams there.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 10 June 2012 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I love the video for 110% almost as much as the song. I can't figure out what the muffled sample in the background is saying, "carving my initials on your forehead" I think?

― boxedjoy, Friday, June 8, 2012 5:57 AM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You heard it right - it's a sample from Big Pun's Dream Shatterer, I think.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 10 June 2012 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

hmmm, not so sure about this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=FnOBjARwNi0

Number None, Monday, 18 June 2012 12:03 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnOBjARwNi0

Number None, Monday, 18 June 2012 12:03 (five years ago) Permalink

baby in our wildest moomins

r|t|c, Monday, 18 June 2012 13:36 (five years ago) Permalink

i like this a lot

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 June 2012 15:07 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://vimeo.com/38905074

hadnt seen it before but this song off the alb is the real deal

r|t|c, Friday, 27 July 2012 00:09 (five years ago) Permalink

"wildest moments" is amazing

J0rdan S., Friday, 27 July 2012 06:03 (five years ago) Permalink

fully in love with all the singles now. i think "running" might have shaken out as my favourite so far

think i might be talking to her next week

lex pretend, Friday, 27 July 2012 07:19 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm really taken with how - similar to wynter gordon's newest stuff - ware's vocal strategy is a perfect midpoint between r&b and female singer-songwriter

lex pretend, Friday, 27 July 2012 07:20 (five years ago) Permalink

hmm...I heard "Stimela" and wasn't impressed.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 July 2012 11:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy fuck her album is going to be amazing. "Sweet Talk," the latest track to be released, is ANOTHER great track. When the guitars drop in at 2:30... one of the best musical moments of the year. Man this girl's on a roll.

heiswagger (rennavate), Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Can we change this thread to "general jessie ware thread" btw i think it's about time

heiswagger (rennavate), Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

As requested, kinda.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink

that works. thanks ned!

heiswagger (rennavate), Friday, 10 August 2012 00:23 (five years ago) Permalink

+1 for Running. Shades of Sade, tasteful trip-hop, etc.

Still I actually liked tasteful trip-hop. Makes me want to go listen to a Moloko record.

Josiah Alan, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

That was a good interview BTW, Lex. I wouldn't mind seeing dance music in the UK go classy again like back in the 2-step heyday.

Josiah Alan, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't mind seeing dance music in the UK go classy again like back in the 2-step heyday.

I'm not sure this sentence makes sense really? Unless by "2-step" you basically mean MJ Cole and Wookie?

Tim F, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, and some Dem 2 tracks and Tuff Jam.

Josiah Alan, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:53 (five years ago) Permalink

And Craig David.

Josiah Alan, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, waiting for a new album from her.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 1 August 2015 16:28 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pqWWS_3r4E

While waiting for Jessie's new album, Niia's _I_ rings a lot of the same bells, and feels similarly produced. "Sideline" is included both as a solo effort and with Jazmine Sullivan (whose "Stupid Girl" got a lot of love here last year).

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 6 July 2017 03:34 (two months ago) Permalink

I didn't realize it until I was told, but Robin Hannibal played a big role in the Niia album and once I knew that I could totally hear it in everything.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 6 July 2017 03:57 (two months ago) Permalink

I didn't know that, either. Quite a discography! Love the Rhye and Quadron releases. He's even worked with The Internet. Syd's _Fin_ is another great 2017 disc.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 6 July 2017 04:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Charlotte Day Wilson is another Jessie Ware soundalike I've been enjoying recently. Ngaiire too, although I've harped on about her here plenty already.

Anyway apparently Jessie's new single is coming out in a few weeks? It's rumoured to be titled "Midnight", which is coincidentally a prominent lyric in this Robin Hannibal-penned song that was cut from Tough Love...I'm not sure whether that means some recycling has happened or if she just has a strong fixation with the idea of midnight ("Midnight Caller" was a bonus track on the last album also)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ztmMNqRvTU

monotony, Thursday, 6 July 2017 05:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I was gonna revive this thread at the end of June to remark that I like the second album almost as much as the first, especially ("You and I Forever," "Sweetest Song," and "Midnight Caller").

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 July 2017 12:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I read on Popjustice that she played a gig last week and announced her new single, Midnight is out in three weeks. Her third album is coming in October.

I lost count of how many times I listened to Tough Love (the album) to finally get into it. I still prefer Devotion but I've been listening it so much over the last year. Want Your Feeling and Tough Love are my two favourite songs of hers now.

kitchen person, Thursday, 6 July 2017 13:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Re: Ware's new single, she seems to have a thing for midnight eh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwoz4rabCFY

Second album is better IMO, "Champagne Kisses" rules

Unchanging Window (Ross), Thursday, 6 July 2017 14:53 (two months ago) Permalink

^ one hundred percent down with this, love the second album, perfect ending

nxd, Thursday, 6 July 2017 14:56 (two months ago) Permalink

lol u can take me off ignore Ross!

monotony, Friday, 7 July 2017 05:13 (two months ago) Permalink

sorry monotony, what does that mean?

Unchanging Window (Ross), Friday, 7 July 2017 05:56 (two months ago) Permalink

lol nothing it's just that we made precisely the same point within 2 posts of each other!

monotony, Friday, 7 July 2017 12:27 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

New single is premiering on Annie Mac's BBCR1 show in a few hours' time.

monotony, Thursday, 27 July 2017 06:16 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059v972

This is absolutely gorgeous.

kitchen person, Thursday, 27 July 2017 18:55 (one month ago) Permalink

When the beat kicks in, it's very https://youtu.be/XbV7YuxsRA4

kitchen person, Thursday, 27 July 2017 18:57 (one month ago) Permalink

i was sure that youtube was going to be "benny and the jets"

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Jessie Ware is the best

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:04 (one month ago) Permalink

not mad about this on the first few listens

also Sheeran is on the album again :(

Number None, Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:10 (one month ago) Permalink

def. my least favourite of the first-run singles from the last 2 albums.

I've mentioned before but I always edit Ware's albums because there's always a few real duds IMO, hoping this album is more consistent

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:14 (one month ago) Permalink

well, most albums have duds. She's not much different.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:14 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, sure

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:15 (one month ago) Permalink

There were duds on Devotion?

kitchen person, Friday, 28 July 2017 01:02 (one month ago) Permalink

title track

dyl, Friday, 28 July 2017 06:06 (one month ago) Permalink

i love "midnight" -- hearing her powerhouse diva vocals over a "bennie and the jets" pastiche gave me much-needed life -- but i hate how i get bruno mars' "that's what i like" stuck in my head after listening to it.

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 28 July 2017 14:47 (one month ago) Permalink

title track

― dyl, Friday, July 28, 2017 2:06 AM (fourteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's a great intro track.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 28 July 2017 20:39 (one month ago) Permalink

otm

nomar, Friday, 28 July 2017 20:40 (one month ago) Permalink

devotion title track rules

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 28 July 2017 21:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I love the title track. It works perfectly as a build up to Wildest Moments. No To Love and Still Love Me are the weakest songs, but I still wouldn't call them duds.

kitchen person, Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:08 (one month ago) Permalink

the only dud imo is "pieces" on TOUGH LOVE -- otherwise they all bang in one way or another

joshywinty (josh), Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:08 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8T9vB1zIVM

moullet, Thursday, 31 August 2017 17:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not sure about this one. Weird single choice.

kitchen person, Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i'm with ya, totally on the fence

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I really like this, Sade's always been an obvious comparison point but this is proper Smooth Operator wine lodge vibes.

Video is 10/10 too, clearly going for hype via ~controversy~ but I think she pulls it off.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sounds like...... lovefool??

adam, Thursday, 31 August 2017 19:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It reminds me more of Miss Chatelaine by K.D. Lang.

kitchen person, Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

at first blush I was reminded of Tom Waits/ Lana Del Rey, perhaps that's a litle OTT

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 1 September 2017 05:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It reminds me of "Twist in My Sobriety" with a bossa laid on top.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 1 September 2017 05:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol i thought lovefool too

like it tho, all her last album tended to be grower for me

nxd, Friday, 1 September 2017 08:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think it's better than "Midnight".

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 2 September 2017 21:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The third album is called Glasshouse - out "very soon" according to instagram

monotony, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just saw on the Popjustice forum that there is a song on the new album called The Last Of The Believers that features Paul Buchanan! That's a dream collaboration right there.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 13:56 (one week ago) Permalink

are you fucking kidding me

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

i'll die immediately when i hear that song

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

The Blue Nile ❤❤❤

— Jessie Ware (@JessieWare) September 30, 2012

willem, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:12 (one week ago) Permalink

didn't they write together before Tough Love but nothing made the album? that's great news

ufo, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Just found this from 2013 where she mentions revealing her new single co-written with Paul.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/the-week-in-music-jessie-ware-is-still-pulling-all-the-strings-8970990.html

One of the results from my Google search also took me to The 1975 thread on here where someone mentioned that she was the one who introduced Matt to The Blue Nile. Good work Jessie!

kitchen person, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

oh the song she performed then was 'True Believers' so it must be the same one

ufo, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Whoa @ Blue Nile collab

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 17:05 (one week ago) Permalink

And the album is out on October 20th

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/glasshouse-deluxe-edition/id1277731802

kitchen person, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink


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