Jessie Ware is a proper pop star. With her soulful, melancholy vocal, effortlessly elegant songwriting skills and, of course, that striking slicked-back hair, she marks a new era for pop. Her outstanding debut album "Devotion" combines the ultra-modern feel of downtempo R&B and British electronic music.
The South London singer Jessie Ware is a devout realist making the most of her pop-star dreams. Her commitment to both sides of that equation is what turns her debut album into a uniquely soulful masterclass. The one-time theater kid started out as a backup singer before nearly giving up her musical aspirations to be a journalist. But then she ended up singing lead on melodic bass producer SBTRKT's 2010 single "Nervous", which led to a solo label deal, which led to Ware being forced to take the spotlight. Devotion, a testament to both her talent and budding songwriting skills, marries her natural gifts with throbbing instrumentation that breathes life into every single turn of phrase or sensitive vocal embellishment.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM