Friday, February 8, 2013
Just as "Devotion", her debut longplayer, featured on many year end favorites, Jessie Ware returns with another magnificent single plucked from the album, but with a twist. "If You're Never Gonna Move" sees Jessie's gorgeous, sweetly sung, slightly hushed vocals flit like a butterfly over a pleasantly insistent track featuring a low, twisted, pitch shifted spoken snippet and a rubbery, bouncing bass.
It's another lovely example of the reason why people have succumbed to her musical charms. It is, in fact, "110%", which features on the album "Devotion", renamed for an easier crack at the American market. Still, it's brilliant regardless of the title.
Jessie can also be found contributing her languid, soulful cover of "Never Knew Love Like This Before", a hit for Stephanie Mills which peaked at #4 in the UK and #6 on the US singles chart in 1980. Dig it.