Last Monday night South London’s Jessie Ware made her stateside debut at the Lower East Side speakeasy The Box. In the extremely intimate show Jessie jokingly shared insight into the 110% sample clearance debacle, the fact that her sister (a recent New Yorker) had “nicked a willie” from said venue, and that Jessie Ware is basically a cover band.
Jessie’s hypnotic 10-song performance in fact did include 2 covers, Brownstone's If You Love Me (reincarnated with BenZel earlier this year - video below) and the Sampha-produced cover of Bobby Caldwell's What You Won’t Do For Love. Check out Jessie Ware’s video for Sweet Talk along with the newly-released collaboration with Katy B called Aaliyah. More iPhone pictures from the show here.
Set List: Devotion // Night Light // 110% // If You Love Me (Brownstone Cover) // Sweet Talk // Swansong // What You Won’t Do For Love // No to Love / I Want You // Wildest Moments // Running
Jessie Ware will head out on a short U.S. tour in January. Dates:
1/14 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
1/15 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
1/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
1/23 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
1/24 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
2/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Mercury Prize Nominee Jessie Ware hasreleased a gorgeous music video directed by Chris Sweeney for Night Light. The track arrives from her stunning debut album Devotion and was premiered via Vice’s Noisey TV. Check it out below.