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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link

fucking love this song. definitely deserves a thread

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

Love this song

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

"running" is totally and amazingly soft rock

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

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

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

assuming d'angelo isn't putting an album out

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

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

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

baby in our wildest moomins

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

i like this a lot

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

"wildest moments" is amazing

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

As requested, kinda.

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

that works. thanks ned!

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

Yeah, and some Dem 2 tracks and Tuff Jam.

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

And Craig David.

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rym5

Jessie will be on Graham Norton in a few weeks' time and the rumour is she will perform "Remember Where You Are"

monotony, Thursday, 21 January 2021 00:09 (three months ago) link

ooooh

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 21 January 2021 03:14 (three months ago) link

love this rumour

winters (josh), Thursday, 21 January 2021 03:55 (three months ago) link

Still have absolutely no idea which track to vote for in the poll

groovypanda, Thursday, 21 January 2021 08:26 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Remember Where You Are is finally coming out as a single because Barack Obama gave it the seal of approval & because I know how many of you love it. A brand new edit will be yours from midnight & I’m so excited to be performing it on @TheGNShow tmrw night so make sure you tune in pic.twitter.com/CIBxkyep0s

— Jessie Ware (@JessieWare) February 4, 2021

Remember Where You Are is finally coming out as a single because Barack Obama gave it the seal of approval & because I know how many of you love it. A brand new edit will be yours from midnight & I’m so excited to be performing it on
@TheGNShow tmrw night so make sure you tune in

She also has a food memoir, Omelette, coming out in June.

monotony, Friday, 5 February 2021 01:25 (three months ago) link

such delicious news!

winters (josh), Friday, 5 February 2021 02:14 (three months ago) link

hahahahaha omg that cover photo

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 5 February 2021 02:36 (three months ago) link

god I love her so much

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 5 February 2021 02:36 (three months ago) link

major bond theme vibes on the single edit

Roz, Friday, 5 February 2021 11:54 (three months ago) link

Nice to see Jessie's victory in our poll last week (as well as her performance on The Graham Norton Show) resulting in a boost for the album this week. Its original chart run was just 3 - 44 - Out. To see her this high in the mid-weeks is impressive.

1 Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight (35.4k)
2 Fleet Foxes - Shore (5.3k)
3 Black Country, New Road - For the First Time (4.7k)
4 Celeste - Not Your Muse (4.5k)
5 The Weeknd - The Highlights (3.9k)
6 Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?

Hopefully Remember Where You Are takes off and keeps the album selling for a while.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:28 (three months ago) link

if only ILX year-end polls always had such influence over the charts

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 21:17 (three months ago) link

fucking neolib

meticulously crafted, socially responsible, morally upsta (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 21:31 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

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

giraffe, Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:01 (two months ago) link

^^ that’s the video for “Remember Where You Are”

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:27 (two months ago) link

lovely video. took me a few seconds to realise that was Gemma Arterton and not Jessie though - they really do look a fair bit alike

Roz, Friday, 5 March 2021 01:26 (two months ago) link

"are we really arguing about whether she's underrated here? "

I think the better word is 'unknown.' Her albums were/are reasonably well championed and well reviewed in the US, but I doubt most people would know who she was by name.

akm, Friday, 5 March 2021 03:28 (two months ago) link

Same here, Roz

giraffe, Friday, 5 March 2021 09:36 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Album is being re-released in June, first single out tomorrow.

Hi everyone,

So, after telling you all in January that I was going to do a deluxe, it seems like I’ve taken my sweet time doing it. But it’s here! And going to be yours June 11th.

What does one call a deluxe record after their first deluxe was called the Gold Edition? Well, Platinum Pleasure of course!!!

Now, we have to make the deluxe go to Platinum so I don’t feel like a wally.

The first taste of Platinum Pleasure (sounds like a condom range I know, hey, perhaps merch idea for tour in December???) goes out with the delightful Zoe Ball on Wednesday 28th April from 7.30am.

It’s called Please. It’s fun, flirtatious and a song that feels like we are getting closer to those moments of meeting up, talking, touching and kissing. I love it, I wrote it with Shungudzo, Danny Parker and James Ford (my dream team) and the video that is coming has loads more dancing for you lot to learn in time for the tour.

Now, onto the tour. December, I have everything crossed for it and honestly, can’t wait to perform to you all.

In the mean time, get ready for more music, more dancing and the arrival of What’s Your Pleasure The Platinum Pleasure edition. All formats (including limited edition vinyl, double cassette & more!) will be available on my store on Wednesday morning, so keep an eye out!

Sending loads of love to you all.
Jessie xxxxxxx

monotony, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 08:14 (two weeks ago) link

Wish the bonus disc was packaged separately as a single disc for those who'd bought the album on release, along with a discounted 2cd platinum edition to draw in those who hadn't. Feels more of a fan disservice, buying the regular edition twice.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14:29 (two weeks ago) link

Well I didn't actually buy the regular, but more tempted for this. Will it be okay to put put PP on a ballot after after listing the regular last year? Prob gonna do it anyway.

dow, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:11 (two weeks ago) link

ilx aoty 2021

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:11 (two weeks ago) link

i guess here's where i say i've come around to the honey dijon remix of 'ooh la la' - it is a banger

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 22:02 (two weeks ago) link

Please now on Spotify et al

It bangs

groovypanda, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:11 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiQ0KNjza3k

ridiculous that her outtakes are this good

disc 2 tracklist:
Please
Impossible
Eyes Closed
Overtime
Hot N Heavy
Pale Blue Light
0208 (feat. Kindness)
Adore You (Endless Remix)

ufo, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 08:20 (two weeks ago) link

I refuse to believe that a Platinum Edition wasn't always planned because there is no way you would sit on a song this good.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 08:36 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i figure there would have at least been plans floated to do something with the outtakes if they're all this good (and of course "overtime" is too)

ufo, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 09:15 (two weeks ago) link

I downloaded it. I want her to earn the revenue.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:02 (two weeks ago) link

Ridiculously good.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:06 (two weeks ago) link

Are they outtakes? I was under the impression she went back into the studio in lieu of touring.

Fabulous song once again, she doesn’t miss these days.

monotony, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:16 (two weeks ago) link

oh i'd just assumed because that's what deluxe edition tracks usually are, idk if she's said either way

ufo, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:25 (two weeks ago) link

You may be right. I’ve definitely seen some Instagram stories from the studio since WYP came out, but I also know that she’s talked about starting work on the next album and that it’s a continuation of the sound of “Remember Where You Are”, so it could be that she was recording that instead.

monotony, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 12:08 (two weeks ago) link

i found the interview where she talked about the next album and she said she intends for it to release early next year (so probably what she's been working on most recently then) & will be like "remember where you are" "with a bit of energy" which sounds great to me

ufo, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 13:44 (two weeks ago) link

ah and found another interview where she confirms the deluxe edition tracks are outtakes & that she's been working with kylie lately!

ufo, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 13:48 (two weeks ago) link

'Please' sounds great! I am excited by more Ware!

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

okay i just realized what i'm hearing/projecting underneath 'Please'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsjlSYGcU5w

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 16:21 (two weeks ago) link

it kind of reminds me a little of the inferior and utterly obscure 80s track called “Wild Girls” by Rori, but to be honest that’s just indicative of a whole swathe of shimmery dancefloor oriented pop from the time. i love the space she allows for the track between lines, i love the fuckin HARMONIES.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 17:20 (two weeks ago) link

more than a bit of Madonna’s “Open Your Heart” added to this stew too i reckon

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

it's so good

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

please me please me

we can make it mutual

the chorus harmonies and the minor key rhythm guitar remind me of .. talking heads

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 17:33 (two weeks ago) link

single of the decade imo

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:24 (two weeks ago) link

finally checked this out and oh my god, how is she always so good?

Roz, Friday, 30 April 2021 08:17 (two weeks ago) link

oh my goddddddd @ this Club MTV moment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-31FETutIr4

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 13:15 (one week ago) link

so GOOD

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 14:12 (one week ago) link

brb gonna dance

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 14:16 (one week ago) link

Haven't heard to the new song yet but I did finally listen to the album after enjoying the 3 tracks from the top 77. man, the album is something else, remarkable consistency. Think I'll wait for the platinum version and plunk down some cash

Vinnie, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:27 (one week ago) link

Perhaps a dull observation but that's some extremely Prince guitar that starts showing up in the chorus. I don't want to be reductive because the whole thing works as its own thing - but it is very much a late-80s love letter. George Michael would have loved it!

One Of The Bad Guys (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:47 (one week ago) link

specifically "kiss"

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:56 (one week ago) link

oh i don't know just spitballing. it also reminds me of talking heads. they did that minor key blues rhythm guitar lick all over the early stuff.

the 'ooo ooooo aye-ya-yaye" bit is very "all night long (all night)"

i love this thing that she's on where it's all about the little bits of fliration that happen before any physical contact. classy and romantic but still great fun.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 16:03 (one week ago) link

come to think of it, the harmonies in the chorus (which are what MAKE the track imo) also sound a little bit like remain-in-light era talking heads, but like joyful rather than aggressive and cocaine-y.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 16:05 (one week ago) link

the video seems like it's in conversation with roisin's 'plaything' video (which is superior imo but i mean it's hard to top)

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 16:25 (one week ago) link


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