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
kcashinb ,

She is Lovely

This woman’s voice is so soothing and gracefully composed. Her music is simply heavenly.

QuoyaB11 ,

Absolutely Stunning Album

I've been a fan of Mrs. Ware since "Devotion" and I can say that she really outdid herself. This is a great 2nd album! She seems to have really gained more confidence in her voice since her first album and is even going more into her upper register (which I LOVE). This album deserves attention, DO NOT sleep on Jessie Ware!
Must-Listen Tracks: Tough Love, Cruel, Say you Love Me, Champagne Kisses, All On You

HeartTraveller ,

Exquisite

I became familiar with her music on a dream trip I took to Spain and fell in live. She is purely talented and doesn't need to flash her parts to be noticed.

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