:: Gorgeous Jessie Ware!
Jessie Ware’s debut album Devotion has been one of the records soundtracking my summer of 2008. I find it very hard to escape the Brixton singer’s delicate blend of soul, r&b and pop music which she continues to deliver also on her new album Tough Love. The title track was released as lead single in August and the LP is out now.
Tough Love is officially released in the UK/Europe today (October 13, 2014) via Island Records / Universal. North American release follows on October 21. The album will is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Tough Love directly from Jessie Ware’s Store.
Say You Love Me is the second track taken from Tough Love, the single being available since September 29. The Ed Sheeran-co-written song now also comes with a beautiful music video directed by Tell No One, the creative duo of artists Luke White and Remi Weekes. For their short feature film Metamorphosis, the two won last year’s Golden Lion of Cannes Festival. Watch the clip above.
In a statement, Jessie Ware said of the video: “When I found out Tell No One were interested in directing ‘Say You Love Me,’ I was so confident they would deliver something visually beautiful and provocative. They are such talents and I have been a fan of their work for a while. I was an absolute pleasure to work with them on this. It was probably the most technically challenging thing I have worked on, but for them, it looked like a walk in the park. They have such confidence in what they do, it was inspiring to watch.”
Jessie Ware is playing a string of four shows in North America in October and has two UK shows scheduled in January 2015. You can check out the dates below and listen to the album tracks Pieces and Share It All, the latter of which is only featured on the Tough Love Deluxe Edition.
01. Tough Love
02. You & I (Forever)
04. Say You Love Me
05. Sweetest Song
06. Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe
07. Want Your Feeling
09. Keep On Lying
12. All on You [Deluxe Edition]
13. Share It All [Deluxe Edition]
14. The Way We Are [Deluxe Edition]
15. Midnight Caller [Deluxe Edition]
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tue 21 Oct 2014 // San Francisco, CA, USA // The Chapel
Thu 23 Oct 2014 // Los Angeles, CA, USA // Tower Theatre
Sun 26 Oct 2014 // Toronto, ON, Canada // Great Hall
Tue 28 Oct 2014 // Brooklyn, NY, USA // Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Sun 25 Jan 2015 // Manchester, UK // Manchester Academy
Thu 29 Jan 2015 // London, UK // O2 Academy Brixton
The Line Of Best Fit − Jessie Ware – Tough Love
More ‘Jessie Ware’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Aug 24 − New Single: Say You Love Me (2014/09/28) / New Remix by Shura
2014, Aug 04 − New Single: Tough Love [Official Video] (2014/08/04)
2013, Mar 28 − New Single: Imagine It Was Us (2013/05/15)
2012, Aug 19 − Debut Album: Devotion (2012/08/20)
2012, Jul 11 − New Single: Wildest Moments [Official Video]
2012, Feb 26 − New Single: Running [Official Video]