Entries in Jessie Ware (27)

Monday
Jul082013

[Watch] Disclosure and Jessie Ware Perform "Confess To Me" Live at Boiler Room

Disclosure's fantastic debut album Settle was released last month, and on June 3rd Boiler Room held a launch party in honor of the occasion. The Lawrence brothers performed a set at the party, during which Jessie Ware joined them on stage to sing live vocals for "Confess To Me." While the whole set isn't available, Boiler Room have been nice enough to upload high quality footage of that one song. Check out their awesome live rendition below.

Tuesday
Jul022013

[Watch] Check Out Highlights from Vampire Weekend, Alt-J, The xx, Tame Impala and Jessie Ware at Glastonbury 2013

Pilton, UK saw a flood of musical talent enter the Glastonbury festival grounds this past weekend, and it'd be a shame not to share some highlights with those who weren't able to attend.

Vampire Weekend performed songs both old and new. Before joining Mumford & Sons on stage for a cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," they dished out great renditions of "Diane Young" and "A-Punk."

Tame Impala continued their exstensive festival circuit, burning through fan-favorite "Elephant" with as much passion as ever.

Alt-J were there too, causing an uproar of cheers with their intricate An Awesome Wave highlight "Breezeblocks."

The xx took hold of the crowd, performing their emotional and minimal single "Angels." They really are mesmerizing to watch. I witnessed this at Sasquatch!, and you get a good sense of it even by watching a YouTube clip.

Jessie Ware took things in a dancier direction, booming her vocals across the stage with a sensual rendition of "If You’re Never Gonna Move" (formerly known as "110%").

Check out all of these highlights after the jump, and check out more of BBC's coverage of the festival here.

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Wednesday
May222013

[Watch] The xx and Jessie Ware Cover Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You" Live in Berlin

There's been a lot of love lately for Stardust's lone hit single "Music Sounds Better With You" (see Giraffage's fantastic remix here), and that continued last night. During The xx-led Night + Day concert in Berling, the band brought fellow Londoner Jessie Ware onstage to help them with a unique cover of the song. Ware's vocals add a touch of sensuality to The xx's atmospheric instrumentation. Let's hope a studio version hits the web soon. For now, you can watch the live version below.

The next and final Night + Day concert takes place at London's Hatfield House, with The xx leading a bill that includes performances from Solange, Poliça, Kindness and Mount Kimbie.

Thursday
May162013

[Listen] Mayer Hawthorne and Jessie Ware Team Up for "Her Favorite Song"

Mayer Hawthorne looks to impress with his upcoming third album Where Does This Door Go. He's pulled Pharrell Williams in on album production, and now the album's lead single features vocals from the ever-soulful Jessie Ware. Titled "Her Favorite Song," the single is a funky, charming tale of overcoming troubles, with Ware's harmonies adding sensuous nuance throughout. Hawthorne impresses indeed. Check it out below.

Where Does This Door Go is out on July 16th.

Monday
Apr082013

[Watch] Jessie Ware - "Imagine It Was Us" (Official Video)

Jessie Ware's acid house anthem "Imagine It Was Us" finds the perfect visual accompaniment, taking us to the sweaty depths of a dance club. As the beat starts thumping, the video fills with flashy characters and a steamy, choreographed dance number. Watch Jessie Ware take center stage underneath the disco ball above.

"Imagine It Was Us" will appear on the U.S. release of Devotion, which drops on April 16th.

Monday
Mar252013

[Listen] Jessie Ware - "Imagine It Was Us"

No matter what Jessie Ware applies her powerful voice to, she always manages to impress. From '80s ballads to jazzy dancefloor beats, the UK songstress knows how to do things right. It's no surprise then that her newest cut "Imagine It Was Us" is simply awesome. Ware works her enthusiastic vocals over a vibrant acid house beat, with deep basslines and synthesized handclaps keeping the tempo going. Stream Annie Mac's BBC radio rip above, or grab the track over on iTunes.

Thursday
Feb142013

[Listen] Jessie Ware - "Diamonds" (Rihanna Cover) in Radio One's Live Lounge

Today during the weeks ongoing Best Breakthrough act Live Lounge sessions Radio One has been holding all week, the wonderful Jessie Ware stepped up to perform. Now as we know by this point the Live Lounge can result in some rather odd songs being covered by artists, but today, Jessie covered something which fitted her voice beautifully. It was what she says is her "...favourite pop song of last/this year" and it originally came from Rihanna's 2012 album, Unapologetic. She covered "Diamonds" and the results were breath taking from start to finish. We've given Jessie a lot of love over the past year, and I think this just goes to show how great of a live performer she is. Listen again below and for some more pics and video check out the official BBC website here.

Thursday
Feb142013

[News] Parklife Weekender announces initial line-up

After weeks of torment and announcing just one act a day via numerous sources, Parklife Weekender has been given a full initial line-up announcement and it's shaping up to be a fun start to summer in Manchester. Presented by the same awesome people that bring us the Warehouse Project, the festival takes part over the weekend of June 8th-9th. Previously announced acts included Julio Bashmore, Everything Everything, The Maccabees, Four Tet and Hudson Mohawke. 

Names added today include Example, Plan B, Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, A Trak, The Horrors, Jessie Ware, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Rudimental, TEED, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Savages, King Krule, Toro Y Moi and a crap load of others, with loads more still to be announced it's looking like it will live up to the previous years'. For the full line-up so far head over to the official website to grab some tickets. You know you want to. We're still awaiting word on the new venue/location for the event but we're told it'll all be revealed a week today (February 21st).