SINGLE REVIEW: Jessie Ware – Please

Last year Jessie Ware released one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year, which heard her evolving her vision into this 70’s and 80’s inspired disco soundscape. Not ready to say goodbye to the dancing, experimentation and euphoria this record brought, the British singer-songwriter will release the ‘What’s Your Pleasure? The Platinum Pleasure Edition’ on June 11. With 6 brand new songs and remixes of ‘0208’ and ‘Adore You’, she will have you dancing as restrictions begin to lift around the world with clubs and music venues finally re-opening. 

‘Please’ is the first taste of what’s to come from this new release, and it’s one of her catchiest and more commercial leaning singles yet. The playful track can be found somewhere in between Madonna’s ‘Confessions On A Dancefloor’ era with a homage to Grace Jones and Whitney Houston’s back catalogs thrown into the mix.The rhythmic and groove centred hook will have you immediately dancing along and lingering off every intoxicating word. And the hook uses a echoed refrain that will have you falling head over heels into the nostalgia. 

The loved-up track explores the early romanticism of meeting someone and hoping they won’t eventually break your heart and instead will be the fruitful start of something new and exciting. “So please, show me you know to be sweet. Don’t you be too good to believe. I could be the girl of your dreams” she sings during the euphoric hook. But the lyric that I think perfectly sums up, and foreshadows the hopeful nature of the song is the opening line; “I want a place where golden moments last forever”. There’s an innocence to it that resembles that new love that this song explores so beautifully.

‘Please’ is an extremely strong continuation of the experimentation and pure euphoria that ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ delivered and it’s a song you won’t be able to get out of your head after the first listen.