Jessie Ware first piqued the interest of tastemakers back in 2011 after contributing her velvety vocals to tracks by postdubstep bass master SBTRKT and ’90s garage throwbacks Disclosure. The London soul-pop diva’s beguiling debut, Devotion, retooled the silken stylings of Sade with a modern polish and cemented Ware’s star status. While early singles like “Wildest Moments” soared majestically, last year’s Tough Love came off as surprisingly reserved. We think the stylistic pullback offers some very welcome subtlety.
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