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

lmao her ed sheeran answer. lmaoooooo

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

that was a great watch. shes funny

Spottie, Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

when i saw her live i think everyone in the crowd was expecting someone more self-serious, but she was exactly like she is in that video.

nomar, Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Agreed on the over/under love. Much respect for backing her friend.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

My favourite bit is, "I'm also on the soundtrack".

kitchen person, Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

that's what she's like live in between songs

just a naturally funny and down to earth person

Number None, Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah another echo to the "she's like that live" brigade.

Saw her on devotion tour, she's so classic - can't wait to hear the new one

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 19 October 2017 23:24 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lmao that Over/Under is fucking great

^^

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 October 2017 04:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the two bonus tracks on the deluxe edition are amazing

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 October 2017 04:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 20 October 2017 05:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the two bonus tracks on the deluxe edition are amazing

yeah "Love To Love" might even be my favourite of the unreleased songs! that or the obvious banger "Your Domino"

monotony, Friday, 20 October 2017 05:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

"love to love" sounded like the best song on the album to me yeah

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 October 2017 05:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Your Domino is the one. Definitely should have been the lead single.

kitchen person, Friday, 20 October 2017 05:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

hyped for this, definitely going to get the deluxe edition. the bonus tracks on Tough Love were incredible i thought.

nomar, Friday, 20 October 2017 05:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

If "Your Domino" had been the lead single I think there would've been enormous disappointment once the album itself arrived as nothing else even approaches its pace.

monotony, Friday, 20 October 2017 05:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, you're right. It is a one off.

Just finished my first listen and I'm really surprised how much I enjoyed this. I loved Midnight, but the other singles didn't grab me that much. Even though it's her most mellow record, I found it so much more instant than Tough Love which took a long time to click (there's a couple of songs that still haven't).

My main complaint is that there isn't enough Paul Buchanan. It's a gorgeous song, I just wanted to hear his presence more.

kitchen person, Friday, 20 October 2017 06:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

who knew that a song like "your domino" could exist in these times! pure bliss.

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 20 October 2017 06:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

right there with you re: the lack of paul buchanan

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 20 October 2017 06:30 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Finish What We Started is gorgeous, my favourite on first listen

ufo, Friday, 20 October 2017 06:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Thoughtful of her to have stuck the Sheeran collaboration right at the end this time.

Matt DC, Friday, 20 October 2017 08:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

like i said

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 08:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

“your domino” is great obv but at the moment i am very high on “stay awake wait for me”

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 08:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

oh wow the bonus tracks are wonderful

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 13:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i was like "the only flaw with this record is nothing (except 'first time' maybe) is really on the level of 'champagne kisses'" and then i heard "love to love"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 13:03 (four weeks ago) Permalink

y'all need to stop

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 October 2017 13:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

some interesting collaborators on this... "slow me down" was done w/ the guy who did "love on the brain," "finish what we started" w/ john ryan & julien bunetta of one direction fame

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 October 2017 13:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

last of the true believers was co-written & produced by two of the maccabees??

ufo, Friday, 20 October 2017 14:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

this sounds quite good so far. I'm surprised some of these chordally simple songs have as many as six co-writers.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 October 2017 14:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

every collaborator adds a new chord

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 15:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

This album is not good. It is kitschy schmaltz of the worst kind. No tunes, only pathetic ballads. Only good for the waste bin.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 20 October 2017 21:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Meaningless post.

Matt DC, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

well obv this album is going to own

nomar, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i came here to post the Over/Under, she is amazing

alpine static, Friday, 20 October 2017 23:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

thanks alex

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 23:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i kinda agree. love jessie's personality, and ok the """confessional""" lyrics here, but miss the intimacy (and palette) of her earlier records. this is all very spotlit and vampy.

the best songs are def the ones people have highlighted - "domino" etc. but they lack the rare colour of light i got from songs like "12", "wildest moments", "110%" etc. reading laura's interview in the guardian, maybe what i liked best about Jessie's music was a sound imposed on her from without?

sean gramophone, Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

how is this any different?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

are you serious? there's tons of brass and shiny backing vocals and blah blah blah. something like "midnight" is at times halfway to benny and the jets

sean gramophone, Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(benny and the jets is great! but it's big-show commercial pop music in a way that "110%" abjectly was not

sean gramophone, Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

To my ears the sonic imprints haven't changed except by infinitesimal degrees. Horns here or electric guitar run there don't signify anything significant.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

devotion was a bit more groove-focused overall

ufo, Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

They all are but we're talking about degrees here. She's been consistent, eschewing "evolution," thank god. I can imagine getting bored of her, but that's me.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

FYI, http://store.jessieware.com has signed copies of the regular, vinyl, and deluxe (+$2? No brainer there...) editions, plus litho and t-shirt packages (mostly L and under).

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Saturday, 21 October 2017 02:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Heh, I didn't even realize this came out today (I thought it was still a few weeks away). Listening now and it's fantastic.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 21 October 2017 02:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ware is one of the most solid artists around for quality deluxe versions

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 21 October 2017 21:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

not mad about this overall. I like "Finish What We Started" but nothing much else has stuck. "Your Domino" just seems like a less graceful version of "110%" to me

Number None, Sunday, 22 October 2017 19:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I've been listsening all weekend -- am listening now -- and every time I'm ready to file it away as "This is nice, agreeable" I remember that I was walking around for a lot of 2015 going YOU WERE THE SWEETEST SWEETEST SONG and making Miguel's seal noises from "You and I, Forever."

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 October 2017 19:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

She's starting a podcast? Sure.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 2 November 2017 19:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is dull

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On the second car play of the album, and like it well enough. Disappointed that "ft. Paul Buchanan" is more of a drive-by than a duet, and surprised that he wasn't utilized more. Maybe there's a proper duet floating around out there?

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 14:24 (one week ago) Permalink

this album rules

niels, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 14:49 (one week ago) Permalink


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