15 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even before her gorgeous 2012 debut, Devotion, we were captivated by Jessie Ware—her elegant cameos added simmering substance to hits from the likes of SBTRKT and Sampha. The South Londoner's second full-length has more spark than the first album’s candle-lit glow, but Ware’s signature sound—all heart-melting croon and late-night electro-soul grooves—makes Tough Love mesmerizing. The bass-heavy pulse of the title track captivates from the very beginning, showcasing the singer’s feather-light vocal against a minimal backing. Tough Love’s other great moments include the Sade-inspired "Sweetest Song” and "Say You Love Me” (which was co-written with Ed Sheeran). But ultimately, its Ware’s singing—subtle, romantic, and filled with yearning—that has us cueing up Tough Love again as soon as it’s finished.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even before her gorgeous 2012 debut, Devotion, we were captivated by Jessie Ware—her elegant cameos added simmering substance to hits from the likes of SBTRKT and Sampha. The South Londoner's second full-length has more spark than the first album’s candle-lit glow, but Ware’s signature sound—all heart-melting croon and late-night electro-soul grooves—makes Tough Love mesmerizing. The bass-heavy pulse of the title track captivates from the very beginning, showcasing the singer’s feather-light vocal against a minimal backing. Tough Love’s other great moments include the Sade-inspired "Sweetest Song” and "Say You Love Me” (which was co-written with Ed Sheeran). But ultimately, its Ware’s singing—subtle, romantic, and filled with yearning—that has us cueing up Tough Love again as soon as it’s finished.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
265 Ratings
265 Ratings
jorant66 ,

one of the best singer-songwriters of her generation & muscial genre.

Flawless & sublime talent from Miss Ware. Both her singing & her music style are absolutely outstanding. She's one of the best singers of her generation so far.

tmschue ,

STINKY!!!

This has got to be one of the greatest let downs in a sophmore album of all time.

Gone are the vocals that hypnotized us. They were obviously manipulated with echo like effects because this voice cannot be the same voice that was on "Devotion"

so SAD!

I was a huge fan. Now I loathe the unprocessed vocals and lttle attention to the atmosphric bliss that WAS Jessie Ware

CaraBrooke ,

Blown away

Hearing her for the first time Im so in love

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