Jessie Ware’s Colourful Display For Champagne Kisses

As stated in a previous post, “Champagne Kisses” was and is my favourite single from Jessie Ware’s latest LP offering; “Tough Love“. So of course I was beyond excited for the release of the official music video.

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The video directed by Christopher Sweeney; gives a colourful, artistic and visual representation of… ummm… Champagne Kisses? I won’t lie, this was not what I had in mind when I pictured the music video.

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With the singer trapped in waiting in a tv set, featuring vast images such as pills, a golden telephone and Rubiks cubes; as well as Ware posing with her conjoined twin and sprawled on the floor under a mallet – oh yes, from the torso she is also made from wood?

 

Florence + The Machine : The Beating Drums

The Queen of dark indie pop is back!

Lead singer Florence Welch had confirmed in early Jan that fans of FATM can expect a new album come 2015. After this announcement and after four years of waiting, fans were treated to the first release of the new album.

The teaser (which you can watch below) for the new album titled “How big… how blue… how beautiful” engaged us with a two and a half-minute build-up of horns marked with Welch’s haunting voice. The video for this release was directed by Tabitha Denholm Vincent Haycock, and portrayed a battle of Florence versus Florence.

Soon after that came the release of the first single of the album; “What Kind Of Man” …. yes, Florence is back! The cinematic music video which was directed by Vincent Haycock and choreographed by Ryan Heffington; sees the storyline centred around a storm and lover – this also includes the nudity featured in video.

We see Florence engaging in dialogue with her mystery man flipped through to passionate bedroom scenes. Further enhancing the strong lyrical meaning with scenes of her dancing with a group of men.

With an air of vulnerability given to the song, sees the singer bare back on her bed and lover on the floor – with passion and fixation of love comes despair and hurt. There also seems to be the recurring image  of having to prove yourself in love – to declare your love and prove your worth to the other half in order to be accepted (reality of today perhaps?)

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In a press release the singer stated; “I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. Ceremonials was so fixated on death, but the new album became about trying learn how to live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do.”

The album is set for release on June 1st 2015.

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Jessie Ware Gives Us Some Tough Love

Before you read any further, please be so kind to PRESS PLAY below.

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Let’s start… So the song above was the first song that I heard by the then unknown British singer who had a remarkably powerful and soulful voice.

Now Jessie Ware is back for round two, with a new album that was released towards the end of last year. Weird enough, the first track that I heard off the album was a song titled “Say you love me” and it was a remix (listen to the Jessie Ware playlist I created here).

The new album titled Tough Love” which is also the first single off her album sets the tone off the album. The album draws us in with Ware’s strongand powerful voice, which begins the escapades of emotions we are about to experience as she covers all genres and leaves no topic of the heart and soul left un-turned.

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Source: Facebook Official

There’s more experimentation in this album as well, which I quite enjoy. Ware has successfully infused a sticky notch of pop-vocals with a variety of powerful ballads. For example, she turns it down for a midtempo vibe with ”Want Your Feeling” but then slowly turns the beat up with “Sweetest Song”, the album indeed provides a host of genres which whets the palette for everyone.

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Source: Facebook official

Moving along now to the ballad “Say You Love Me” co -written by Ed Sheeran, its catchy and soulful with slight hints of a pop. However Ware’s confidence in her music has clearly improved since Delayed Devotion as she allows you to step into a scene of flirtation and lust with “Champagne Kisses”. 

With Ware’s vocal talents are highlighted throughout the album, which credits her versatility. Noting that emotional range throughout the album is also tested; by the exploration of themes from let’s say listening to a particular song (“Kind Of… Sometimes… Maybe”) and wanting to do some late night texting to an ex or jumping through the loop and giving yourself pity/the confidence you need to take control (“Want Your Feeling”).

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Source: Facebook official

It’s a terrible business this love thing, it’s all over the place. However thanks to Jessie Ware and her Tough Love album, she has neatly packaged all the emotions you may feel into a beautiful 15 track album of love, denial, want, lust, acceptance and confidence.

You can purchase the album via iTunes, official Website.