Returning with a record that’s even better than her impressive debut
'Tough Love' artwork

With BANKS and FKA Twigs the new critical darlings of the day, you could be forgiven for wondering whether a Jessie Ware comeback would be welcomed.

Happily, she’s returned with a record that’s even better than her impressive debut, ‘Devotion’. The dance influences of that record have largely been jettisoned in favour of a warmer, more soulful sound.

She must now also be recognised as one of the country’s greatest vocalists - she imparts yearning with such controlled restraint and lightness of touch it’s sublime. To top it all, latest single ‘Say You Love Me’ is simply stunning - surely the torch song of 2014.

8/10

Words: Joe Rivers

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Related: Toughened Up For Album Two: Jessie Ware Interviewed

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