SINGLE REVIEW: Jessie Ware – Alone
It’s been three years since Jessie Ware’s sophomore album “Tough Love” was severely under appreciated. For her third studio album the UK songstress has enlisted the help from some massive names like Ed Sheeran and Julia Michaels to enrich her sound and to further evolve as an artist. Her contemporary adult-pop was borderline predictable and after such an impactful debut it was always going to be heavily criticised. With “Glasshouse” slated for an October 20 release the singles “Midnight” and “Selfish Love” have already hinted at a production shift. New single “Alone” see’s her returning to her adult-pop ballad genre and I’m not even made because we all knew there was going to be at least one of these moments. And it’s a really good one! She’s also added a gospel influence to the hook with some holy harmonies that will take you to church and give you Sam Smith “Stay With Me” vibes. The lyrics look at the passion and desperation when you’re falling for someone and you just want the feeling to be reciprocated. “Say that you’re the one who’s taking me home cause I want you on my skin and my bones. Knocking me off my feet, just say I’m the one that you need”. At a first listen I wasn’t sold on this track as it felt like every other Jessie Ware song I have heard before but with each listen it’s grown on me and I’m slightly eating my words.