If you can’t tell by the fact that I’ve given Brixton, U.K. singer Jessie Ware not one but two About to Breaks, I’m convinced that by the end of 2012 she’ll be a big thing. She’s already well underway, charting at #61 in the U.K. with her recent single “110%” and building excitement for her debut album Devotion, due out August 20.
Ware’s newest song is a pensive, reverb-y pop song that tastes of Austra, to whom I compared the singer a few months ago. ”From the outside, everyone must be wondering why we try,” Ware sings achingly before exploring the strange similarities between the best and worst of a relationship in the chorus: “Baby, in our wildest moments/ We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest/ Baby, in our wildest moments/ We could be the worst of all.” It’s a sentiment not often found in pop songs, and it shows the maturity of Ware’s songwriting compared to many others in the genre. I love it.
Stream: Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments”