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Jessie Ware unleashes third studio collection “Glasshouse”

20 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jessica Louis Ware, professionally known as Jessica Ware, has unleashed her third studio collection online.

“Glasshouse” – featuring productions from previous collaborators Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kid Harpoon, Dave Okumu, and Jamie Scott – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love,” Ware has enlisted the songwriting services of fellow recording artists including Ed Sheeran (“Sam”), Kiah Victoria (“Midnight”), Nina Nesbitt (“Slow Me Down”), Julia Michaels (“Hearts”), Shungudzo (“Your Domino”) and Model Child (“Love to Love”).

Other album songwriters include Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Sarah Aarons (Dua Lipa), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus), James Newman (Hailee Steinfeld) and Samuel Preston (Olly Murs).

“Glasshouse” also boasts productions from Starsmith (Molly Kate Kestner), Julian Bunetta (Ella Henderson), Happy Perez (Frank Ocean), Cashmere Cat (Kacy Hill), John Ryan (Niall Horan), Bastian Langebaek (Jess Glynne), Stint (Demi Lovato) and Fred Ball (Rihanna).

Stream “Glasshouse” below.

Jessie Ware debuts new single “Till the End”

27 May

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Jessie Ware has debuted her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Till the End” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (May 26, 2016).

“Till the End” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Ware along with Jamie Scott (Anne-Marie, Craig David), Sacha Skarbek (All Saints, Miley Cyrus) and Dave Okumu (Paloma Faith, VV Brown).

The track also marks the first promotional cut from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Me Before You,” out on June 3 via Interscope Records.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ware is currently recording new material for her upcoming third studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s ‘Tough Love.”

Album contributors include Emile Haynie, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, MoZella, Samuel Dixon, Maiday, Julian Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels, Two Inch Punch, Fred Ball, Ed Drewett, Ammar Malik, and Stephan Moccio.

Listen to the audio clip for “Till the End” below.

Kwabs teams up with George Moore, Dave Okumu for new song “Layback”

3 Sep

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Kwabs has shared a new song online.

The singer/songwriter – born Kwabena Adjepong – posted the audio clip for “Layback” to his YouTube channel on Wednesday (September 02, 2015).

“Layback” was written by Kwabs along with George Moore, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Pray for Love” and “Brother.”

The Dave Okumu-produced joint is also slotted for inclusion on Kwabs’ upcoming first studio collection, “Love + War,” available for download from September 11 through iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Cass Lowe (Tinashe, Melissa Steel), Starsmith (Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding), Al Shux (Elle Varner, Lianne La Havas), Eg White (Adele, Sinead Harnett), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys, Sam Smith) and ROMANS (John Legend, Clean Bandit) are among the musicians backing Kwabs on the keenly-awaited LP.

Furthermore, Kwabs has contributed to the forthcoming sophomore album by UK electronic music production duo Disclosure. “Caracal” – featuring the Kwabs-assisted “Willing and Able” – is slated to hit store and digital outlets on September 25 through PMR Records and Island Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Layback” below.

Jessie Ware reveals new album “Tough Love” credits

12 Oct

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Jessie Ware has revealed the official credits for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Tough Love” in the United Kingdom on October 13 via PMR Records and Island Records UK.

Current single “Say You Love Me” – written by Jessie Ware and Ed Sheeran along with Benjamin Levin and Benjamin Ash of songwriting and production duo BenZel – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Devotion” boasts further contributions from Miguel, James Ford, Dave Okumu, Sam Dew, Devonte Hynes, Jimmy Napes, William “Tourist” Phillips, Emile Haynie, Julio Bashmore and Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies.

Peep the songwriting and production credits for “Tough Love” below.

“Tough Love”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“You & I (Forever)”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Miguel Pimentel / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Cruel”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Dave Okumu / James Ford).
Produced By: (Dave Okumu / James Ford).

“Say You Love Me”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Ed Sheeran / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Sweetest Song”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Dave Okumu).
Produced By: (Dave Okumu).

“Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Miguel Pimentel / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Want Your Feeling”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes).
Produced By: (James Ford).

“Pieces”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Jimmy Napes / William “Tourist” Phillips).
Produced By: (Emile Haynie).

“Keep on Lying”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Matthew Walker).
Produced By: (Julio Bashmore).

“Champagne Kisses”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Desire”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Daniel Daley / Paul Jefferies).
Produced By: (Nineteen85).

Jessie Ware previews new album cut “Sweetest Song”

11 Oct

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Jessie Ware has previewed a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the mini-audio clip for “Sweetest Song” to her official YouTube page on Friday (October 10, 2014).

“Sweetest Song” was written by Jessie Ware and Dave Okumu along with Sam Dew, whose credits include Bridget Kelly’s “Friends” [Roc Nation], Rihanna’s “Numb” [Def Jam] and Marsha Ambrosius’ “Night Time” [RCA].

Ware’s current single “Say You Love Me” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran and produced by Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

Her upcoming sophomore album “Tough Love” will be released in the United Kingdom on October 13 via PMR Records / Island Records.

Preview “Sweetest Song” below.

Jessie Ware previews new song “Cruel”

3 Oct

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Jessie Ware has previewed a new song from her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter posted the mini-audio clip for “Cruel” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (October 2, 2014).

The track was written by Jessie Ware and Dave Okumu along with James Ford, whose credits include HAIM [Polydor Records], Florence Welch [Island Records] and Birdy [Atlantic Records].

As previously reported, Ware’s next studio collection “Tough Love” will be released in the UK on October 13 via PMR Records / Island Records.

Current single “Say You Love Me” – which was produced by Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Devotion” boasts further contributions from Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Mary J. Blige), Miguel (Beyoncé, John Legend), Sam Dew (Rudimental, Lianne La Havas) and Devonte Hynes (FKA Twigs, Laura Welsh).

Preview “Cruel” below.

Jessie Ware debuts new single “Tough Love”

17 Jun

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Jessie Ware has debuted her new single online.

“Tough Love” marks the first promotional single from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album.

The track – written by Ware along with Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco – will be available for download from August 3 via iTunes (UK).

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated new LP by Ware is scheduled for release later this year via PMR Records / Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Devotion,” which debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chart and delivered hit singles “Running,” “110%,” “Night Light,” “Wildest Moments,” “Sweet Talk” and “Imagine it Was Us.”

In addition to Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco, Jessie has also enlisted the songwriting and production services of Kid Harpoon, Ed Sheeran, Julio Bashmore, and Dave Okumu for the new album.

Listen to “Tough Love” below.