Jessie Ware is a wonderful reaction to music’s current fondness with the 80’s. It’s as if Kate Bush and Whitney Houston were enjoying a private tête-à-tête, collaborating on a sound that is ethereal and all the while soulful.
Yet comparisons can only catapult an artist so much, and while Jessie Ware is undoubtedly influenced by prominent musical impressions from when she was a toddler, she has carved herself a unique sound. Her young but accomplished resume include being a backup singer and collaborator with London’s Sbtrkt, an underground act that infuses dub-step and house, with a lot of percussion.
“Wildest Moments“, taken from her debut solo, Devotion that is released today, infuses recurring, big drums and enchanting vocals, amidst an electronic landscape. “Running” shines more light on Ware’s artistry: a vocally talented songstress governed by the likes of Sade with remarkably produced music.
As we enter 2012’s last leg, this is the undoubtedly an artist to give your ears a listen to.