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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

fucking love this song. definitely deserves a thread

just sayin, Friday, 8 June 2012 10:14 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

Love this song

owenf, Friday, 8 June 2012 10:58 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

"running" is totally and amazingly soft rock

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

"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 (seven years ago) link

"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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 June 2012 15:34 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

capture the true desired lisa stansfield realness

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

goole, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:00 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

goole, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:11 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

"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 (seven years ago) link

assuming d'angelo isn't putting an album out

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 June 2012 19:29 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

Number None, Monday, 18 June 2012 12:03 (seven years ago) link

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

Number None, Monday, 18 June 2012 12:03 (seven years ago) link

baby in our wildest moomins

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

i like this a lot

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 June 2012 15:07 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

"wildest moments" is amazing

J0rdan S., Friday, 27 July 2012 06:03 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

As requested, kinda.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:04 (seven years ago) link

that works. thanks ned!

heiswagger (rennavate), Friday, 10 August 2012 00:23 (seven years ago) link

+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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, and some Dem 2 tracks and Tuff Jam.

Josiah Alan, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:53 (seven years ago) link

And Craig David.

Josiah Alan, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:54 (seven years ago) link

this is good

Glasshouse was great

niels, Thursday, 4 October 2018 06:33 (one year ago) link

I've loved all three of her albums, but ever since "Imagine It Was Us" I've been ready for her to release her version of Overpowered. Maybe this time I'll get it.

monotony, Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:54 (one year ago) link

Glasshouseis her worst. I only kept "Your Domino."

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:57 (one year ago) link

you were perhaps just expecting something else from her

it's my fave

niels, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:09 (one year ago) link

just as lex informed me after i wrote my review of it, obviously it's bad and sucks and i was wrong

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:13 (one year ago) link

j/k

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:13 (one year ago) link

Glasshouse is her weakest but it's still good, just not a perfect album like Devotion

ufo, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:22 (one year ago) link

She's announced she's pregnant again (!) on instagram so whatever the next project is it might still be a while away.

monotony, Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

For me the only lowlights of Glasshouse are the Julia Michaels and Ed Sheeran co-writes, and "Slow Me Down" which is fine but lopes a little too languidly. Everything else is fabulous.

monotony, Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

"imagine it was us" is still so great

dyl, Friday, 5 October 2018 02:09 (one year ago) link

and "Midnight Caller"!

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 October 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

this is so good

nxd, Friday, 5 October 2018 08:43 (one year ago) link

this is really good - the slightness of the production gives her so much space to command, there's a genericness that in lesser hands would be anonymous rather than formularic impressiveness, the point where a template becomes a model

The production on this is better than maybe 99% of dance-pop, you can tell every sonic decision has been based around sounding amazing on a club system. Bicep production in general seems to lack any particularly unique sonic identity but at the same time it's just really satisfying and well-made, like a pebble you just want to keep rolling round in your hand.

Song itself is great as well, if we get a whole album of stuff in this vein them I'm onboard (and I guess it's mostly in the can already).

Matt DC, Friday, 5 October 2018 09:40 (one year ago) link

glasshouse was good if a bit pedestrian, it felt like the record that threatened to "cross over" and "selfish love" felt like a much needed mash of tom waits/sade

my favourites are the bsides from tough love, which is imo her best record by miles.

montoya (Ross), Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

new song is more wow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHKMEHT_Jus

monotony, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:48 (nine months ago) link

FUCK I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS ALBUM

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:04 (nine months ago) link

YES

||||||||, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:31 (nine months ago) link

wow this is fucking nice

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:40 (nine months ago) link

holy shit

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:08 (nine months ago) link

well... if this album actually happens, aoty

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:13 (nine months ago) link

literally tearing up at how gorgeous this song is

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:14 (nine months ago) link

I'm quote bored with this streak of marvelous tracks. Wht happened to the uneven Ware of old?

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:18 (nine months ago) link

uh wow

ufo, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:43 (nine months ago) link

ZAMN ZESSIE

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:47 (nine months ago) link

From her email - it seems like the disco record we've all always lusted after is very much in the pipeline but with the birth of her child imminent I don't imagine it'll be out until maybe the second half of the year at the earliest

Adore You, a brand new song for Valentine's

As is becoming a Valentine's tradition, I'm very proud and excited to offer up a Valentine's present to you all. This is Adore You. I wrote it with Joe Mount of the fantastic Metronomy on our first session together. After being such a fan of Metronomy over the years, and his work with the divine Robyn, I feel so lucky to have written this little love nugget to give to you. We wrote it in one rather rushed sitting in East London (childcare on both our parts!) and it felt better and better upon every listen even in its most raw mumbling demo form.

It feels particularly poignant to be putting this out as I'm about to embark on being a mother for the second time. I'm still making music, still loving my various jobs and so keen to share more music with you as soon as I can. However, this time around things will be different; I won't be rushing back into work, I'm going to enjoy the first mad months of newborn life and I'm not going to feel guilty about it. I have so much music ready for you but I have to be ready myself. James Ford and I have been in the studio finishing up a load of tracks and my poor family has to endure a multitude of mixes, me jumping for joy at Jules Buckley's string arrangements, replays and plenty more disco.

I have so many ideas - too many in fact - that I'm trying very enthusiastically to juggle. I shall still be in your ears, currently with our Table Manners NYC mini series that started last week and with other musical offerings. And you can hear my special birth playlist for Radio 1's Wind Down slot here. I may even use it for my own birth, sod it!! So whilst I rediscover long nights, newborn bottoms and the beauty of white noise, please enjoy this song that I too adore.

Lots of love and see you on the other side of sleepless nights, a little worse for wear but maybe a tad wiser.

Jessie X

monotony, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:00 (nine months ago) link

Oh wow, this is incredible. This album is going to rule so hard.

I'm already starting to think about how incredible her best of is going to be. She's made so many of my favourite singles of the decade.

kitchen person, Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:10 (nine months ago) link

I wasn't wild about "Overtime" but this one is gorgeous

rob, Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:42 (nine months ago) link

on board!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:18 (nine months ago) link

three months pass...

I don't know if we've talked about her podcast with her mom but it's pretty delightful at times and she's had some pretty good guests this season - Carly Rae Jepsen a few weeks ago and now Roisin Murphy

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 04:10 (five months ago) link

it's kind of the platonic ideal of a podcast

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:43 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

New song “Mirage” out now or soon depending where you are

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHz0KYb7wV8

this is going to be her best album isn't it

ufo, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

another breathtaking track

monotony, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:04 (two weeks ago) link

v Róisín

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:09 (two weeks ago) link

Unavailable in my country.

I hope she waits until 2020 to release the album so it gets the attention she deserves.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:17 (two weeks ago) link

Stunning! The best album of 2020 already confirmed.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 03:53 (two weeks ago) link

Okay she’s 3 for 3

Feel free to announce an album anytime soon, Jessie

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 04:01 (two weeks ago) link

The first section of the verses reminds me of "Let The Music Play" by Shannon, which could not be a finer thing to reference.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 05:38 (two weeks ago) link

Or maybe it's "Cruel Summer" by Bananrama. Whatever that descending melody is closer to.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 05:40 (two weeks ago) link

I can finally listen to this.

Oh wow!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 06:01 (two weeks ago) link

Who is producing this one? Overtime was Bicep and Simian Mobile Disco, Adore You was the guy from Metronomy.

Is he using another producer in this one? It sounds amazing.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 06:04 (two weeks ago) link

Oh I found some info/

James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco), Benji B and Matthew Travers contributed production.

I don’t know who Matthew Travers is but this sounds great.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 06:08 (two weeks ago) link

Also why didn’t anyone tell me about this Adore You remix jeez

https://youtu.be/KbmAElwftWs

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 06:34 (two weeks ago) link

Seems to be a typo. It's Matthew Tavares, former keyboardist of BADBADNOTGOOD.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:28 (two weeks ago) link

another thread.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:52 (two weeks ago) link

keep on posting

rob, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

lol I mean another thread that WORKS at the moment

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

ok we need to piece the clues together, what connects these threads?

😎

Joe Kulak 😎 (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

jessie ware 2020

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:56 (two weeks ago) link

ok we need to piece the clues together, what connects these threads?

I suspected it was insanely too long threads that were working, but DMB why so bad + hated isn't working.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:57 (two weeks ago) link


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