Star Statement International - Celebrity Statements Worldwide
New Star Statements
Categories / Entries
Madonna Music 137
Keira Kneitley Movie 46
Karl Lagerfeld Fashion 37
davidgerstein02.jpg Arts 30
Frank Gerber Literature 15
Sergey Brin Business 20
Barack Obama Politic 22
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Sience 2
David Beckham Sport 18
Sergey Brin Internet 10
Advertisement
seitenbanner elke1..jpg
Advertisement
Advert_Schneider_rechts.jpg
Advertisement
boxjasmina.jpg
New Star Statements / Jessie Ware

 

 

JESSIE WARE

 

 

 

 

 

Biography - Jessie Ware

 

It’s a sizzling day in suburban south London and Jessie Ware is still in holiday mode. She strolls in her back garden, grass between her toes, occasionally ferrying loose tea, fresh fruit and a range of Brixton-bought baked goods from the kitchen. She offers a slice of something full of cheese and courgettes. “This is what a slow-burning debut album can get you,” she giggles, “proper quiche.”

 

Right now, Jessie’s life is in a rare moment of calm - but that’s all about to change. In a few hours, “Tough Love”, her first new single in two years will debut on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world. It will turn the ignition on a hectic schedule leading up to the release of her second album this Autumn. On top of all the promo, shows and finishing touches the next few weeks entails, Jessie is also getting married.

 

Most of us want to curl up on the day before we go back to work. Does she get those pangs of back-to-reality angst?

“Nahh,” she cackles, with the same gleeful enthusiasm she had when discussing her first single. “I’m very aware that I haven’t had an album out for a couple of years. I wanted to get this record done and get it out. Actually, this whole time I’ve been waiting for people to hear these songs. I can’t wait.”

 

This hunger to be heard is a relatively new trait for Jessie. When she first started singing she side-stepped the glare of the spotlight, initially performing as a featured artist on club tracks by SBTRKT and Joker, preferring alliance over eminence.

But that all changed in 2012 with the release of her debut album Devotion. Recorded with little fanfare in low-key sessions with Dave Okumu of The Invisible, it became one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year, lauded by everyone from Pitchfork to Heat Magazine and nominated for the Mercury Prize. Plaudits were followed by an ever-expanding fanbase, meaning Ware was constantly on tour as she gained millions of new devotees from across the world. Those new fans included the biggest stars in the world, with everyone from Katy Perry to Taylor Swift piling on the praise.

 

In fact it was the mania of Jessie’s schedule that led to “Tough Love”’s creation. It was written last May, “after a really gruelling period of shows, to the point where I had just completely run out of energy.” Ware took a breather for a few weeks in New York and began working on this understated, sore love song, where attraction and heartbreak are ambiguous.

 

“It’s been an interesting year,” she says. “I got engaged, I’ve had all these new experiences. And there’s some of that on the record, but I still wanted to return to that theme from the first record of unrequited love. I was drawing on a lot of past experiences, cleansing myself of those demons. Even songs I thought I’d imagined on the day, I now totally realise that they’re about a certain boy or a certain time. I’m trying to get this all out before I’m going to be a happily married woman.”

 

The record’s executive producers are BenZell (a new production duo made up of PMR labelmate Two Inch Punch and Katy Perry and Ke$ha super-producer Benny Blanco). As is always the way with Jessie, those that were let inside the process quickly became family - “Benny’s just become an annoying older brother. I spent passover with them in Long Island, it was comforting to see how similar his family were to mine.”

 

You can hear the leaps in production and songwriting that come with experience and an expanded team. While the record still draws on the suave, svelte palette of synths and bass heard on"Devotio", they’re combined with more confident choruses and lush arrangements. Jessie’s stunning vocal is brought to the fore - it often feels she’s whispering right in your ear

Devotion collaborators Dave Okumu and James Ford worked with Jessie again, but there are also a few household names on the record this time round. Miguel, who had previously worked with Jessie on her remix of his track “Adorn”, wrote with her on a string of sessions in the US. A long cry from her makeshift studio in Okumu’s Lewisham front room, he would bring R&B royalty in to hear their work - J.Cole could be seen poking his head round the door.

 

“Oh god and there was one night with Miguel,where we were celebrating a song with a whiskey reference in by drinking loads of whiskey. The next morning we recorded ‘You and I Forever’ and I was so hungover I could only manage the softest vocal - with a splitting headache and a bottle of gatorade in my hand.”

 

It’s one of the most honest songs on the record, “about the frustration of my boyfriend not asking me to marry him. We waited such a long time, we’ve been going out "forever". I wanted it to be this motorbike riding song, lots of yearning on an open highway.

But the sessions with Miguel also brought out elements of fantasy and fun, of finding joy in the songwriting process and playing up to it. “Champagne Kisses” is a track the indulges in the playful side of love, with kissing sounds scattered across the chorus.

Blanco was keen to get Ed Sheeran, who he’s worked with in the past, to write with Jessie on the record, but their busy

schedules made it tough. Then one night, "he happened to be in New York recording SNL at the same time as me, so we made it happen. He came round, we went down to Whole Foods, bought a couple of salads, went up to Benny’s apartment, he started playing something on the guitar and I swear we wrote the song in 30 minutes. It’s called ‘Say You Love Me’ and I had to have it on the album.”

 

Jessie’s got a lot to be proud of on this record - but more than a musical evolution, this also marks the beginning of Jessie Ware - not the backing singer or the club-track vocalist or the girl done good - but the star. “I can’t keep going round going ‘oh my god, this is happening.’ I feel more confident and I think that shows on the record, even the way I deliver the vocals is more upfront. Being a singer is a fucking wicked job, but it’s definitely my job now.”


StarStatements.com möchte sich bedanken bei:
Jessie Ware
& Amon Brown ( Universal Music )

Frank Gerber

Back

 

Soon online ...

 

New Star Statements: Sunrise Avenue | His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama | Nico Rosberg | Kai Ebel | Tom Beck | Annett Louisan | Devin Miles | Frank Gerber | Ina Mueller | Marianne Rosenberg | Frauke Ludowig | Vitas | Frida Gold | Elke Jeinsen | Antonella Bucci | Heiner Meyer | Joy Denalane | Fredrika Stahl | Silvia Kainka | Kitty Kat | Nick Carter | Lucenzo | Pigeon John | Kimbra | Brandon Howard | Groove Coverage | David Gerstein | Jack Culcay | Gabo | Katharine Mehrling | Shakura Aida | Christine Mayer | Not Called Jinx | Matt Dusk | Spencer Day | Barry Manilow | Brian Culbertson | Ekaterina More | Slash | 81db | MOOJAH | Genta | Andre Tannenberger | Edward Maya | Kerstin Linnartz | Jessica Stockmann | A5 Richtung Wir | Inna | Cashier No9 | Joyce Jonathan | Sunshine Anderson | Alex Velea | Ava Rocks | Youn Sunnah | Nevio | Stream Of Passion | Laura-Jansen | Francisca Urio | Claudia Acuna | Julia Dietze | MissLi | Shonlock | Tara Priya | Sick of Sarah | Rene Lopez | Lori Jenaire | Chromeo | Lou Bega | Randy Ford | Ani Lorak | Sonja Zietlow | Silvia Dias | Henry Maske | Ava | La Fee | Umberto Tozzi | Subway | Alexandra Stan | Simone Kermes | Klee | Vic Anselmo | Selah Sue | Neverest | Zweitfrau | Malina Moye | Sak Noel | Linda Teodosiu | Peter Ruetten | Yakoto | Marina Celeste | Liebe Minou | Guano Apes | Frank Ramond | Aural Vampire | Dante Thomas | Brooke Fraser | Madina Lake | Caethe | Andy Grammer | Jamie Woon | Imany | Catie Curtis | Mattyas | Chris Willis | Betsie Larkin | Aitan | Basto | Amber Rubarth | Randy Ford | Appassionante | Ziynet Sali | Jaguar Wright | Diane Birch | Sola Rosa | Bonaparte | Miranda Brooke | Ricardo Munoz | Ilhama | Ruxandra Bar | Lina Button | Jack Beauregard | Olivia Newtonjohn | Tarja Turunen | James Rosenquist | Ardian Bujupi | Alannah-Myles | Veronica Maggio | Plain White T`s | Scorpions | Davis Redfield | Andreas Bourani | Miss Baby Sol | Deine Jugend | Inna Modja | Magdalena Tul | Daniela Brooker | Glasperlenspiel | Zayra | Principe Valiente | Tying Tiffany | The Slot | Rasheeda | Kristina Maria | Valerie | Tom Hugo | Tatiana Okupnik | Charles Fazzino | Ellie White | Ivi Adamou | Johannes Cordes | Ya-Ha | Gerina | Lazee | Android Lust | Johannes Strate | Tim Benzko | Samy Deluxe | Wynter Gordon | Los Colorados | Parov Stelar | Alex Mica | Milk Inc | The Disco Boys | Right Said Fred | Harris and Ford | Noelia | Arno Cost | Akcent | Mobilee | Afrojack | Kim Gloss | Soluna Samay | Marco Carta | Eisbrecher | Celia | Yolanda Be Cool | Adrian Sina | Lord Of The Lost | Ich Kann Fliegen | Julissa Veloz | Donkeyboy | Tooji | Laurence Jenkell | Lovex | Willy Moon | Tara McDonald | Ida Corr | Crystal Waters | Medina | Viky Red | Sisse Marie | Amanda Mair | Zazou | Oceana | The BossHoss | DJane HouseKat | Official Hot Mess | Mike Candys | Alex Clare | DJ Lord Jazz | Edgar Askelovic | Akcent | Yuna | Serebro | Laurent Wery | The Mynabirds | Timomatic | Nahiba | Matt Toka | Mauro Perucchetti | Jack Holiday | Alice Francis | Avicii | Lana Del Rey | Patrick Miller | Radio Killer | Axel Tony | Jasmine Kara | Tape Five | Emma Hewitt | Little Boots | Katzenjammer | Of Monsters and Men | Triggerfinger | Mic Donet | Noah Stewart | Bobby Womack | Fun. | Loreen | Iona Blum | Bat for Lashes | Graffiti6 | Gerard | Miriam Bryant | Asaf Avidan | Jessie Ware | Swedish House Mafia | Beth Hart | Leslie Clio | Sharon Doorson | Taryn Manning | Cherri Bomb | Mia Martina | Sarah Hackett | The Young Professionals | Caro Emerald | Bryan Ferry | Neon Hitch | Kobra and the Lotus | Arthur Higelin | Cierra Ramirez | Richard Durand | Michael Canitrot | Ally Sereda | Miu | Death by Chocolate | Deap Vally | Skip The Use | TinkaBelle | Ola Svensson | Nick Howard | Dolcenera | Jake Bugg | Kris Menace | Rainy Milo | Jeff M Dixon | Any Color Black | Yen | Destination Anywhere | Black and Jones | Alina Devecerski | A Life Divided | Ramona Rotstich | Mia Diekow | Linda Hesse | Soehne Mannheims | Icona Pop | Emeli Sande | Bastian Baker | Caroline Chevin | Ntjam Rosie | Flavia Coelho | Sandra Nkake | Follow YourInstinct | Lauter Leben | Jaqee | Thomas Azier | The Dollyrots | Bella Wagner | Alt-J | Iggy Azalea | Nena | Olly Murs | Toya DeLazy | Amanda Jenssen | Eddie TheGun | Neon Dogs | Grimes | Olafur Arnalds | Rykka | Le Kid | Marco Mengoni | MSMR | Wild Belle | Anthony Callea | Zibbz | Sade Serena | Jack Savoretti | Richard Orlinski | Aino Venna | Como | Coastal Cities | Too Tangled | Gabrielle Aplin | Jonas Myrin | Youthkills | ZAZ | The Deer Tracks | Kensington | Nicole Musoni | Baby K | Amplify Dot | PHONOFLaKES | ME the Band | Margaret Berger | Last Like Deep | Kodaline | Lorde | Tomorrow´s World | Claire | Jessie J | Emmelie de Forest | CSS | Benjamin Clementine | Tricky | Carmen Villain | Ace Wilder | Eklipse | Sharon Doorson | Carlos Vives | Emilie Autumn | Jesper Munk | Lady Antebellum | Ryan Sheridan | Juveniles | Hot Chelle Rae | SIRPAUL | Star And Dagger | Stephanie Neigel | Megaloh | NONONO | Lindiwe Suttle | The Strypes | Bahar | Mad Heart | Daniel Schumacher | Ana Popovic | ZZ Ward | The Frown | Krewella | Johnossi | Le Youth | The Civil Wars | Heinrich von Handzahm | Rag Dolls | Nelson | Elliphant | Vanbot | Josephina | Prime Circle | Martin and James | Jarell Perry | Ivy Quainoo | Crystal Fighters | Capital Cities | Gregory Porter | Club8 | Shane Filan | Siri Svegler | Milky Chance | Atlas Genius | Jillette Johnson | Garland Jeffreys | Gerald Clayton | Lescop | James Blunt | Hugh Laurie | London Grammar | Keith Urban | Jamie Cullum | Kreuz Ost | Black Onassis | Wes Mack | Ben Pearce | Antun Opic | KC Da Rookee | Harleighblu | Ife Mora | Agnes Obel | Xavier Naidoo | Cher | Qasim | Gesaffelstein | Percival | Veeby | Yvonne Catterfeld | Cody Simpson | Dapayk and Padberg | Patricia Kaas | PAPA | Junkista | Say Lou Lou | Water Knot | George Ezra | Family of the Year | Muse | Fefe Dobson | The Bloody Nerve | Hey Ocean! | Boyzone | Charles Bradley | Isac Elliot | Carlprit | Gala | Vienna Ditto | The Graveltones | Mikky Ekko | Aloe Blacc | Flo Bauer | Like Swimming | The Brew | R5 | Shawn The Savage Kid | La Femme | Die So Fluid | BANKS | The Majority Says | Jenix | Wille And The Bandits | MO | Style Of Eye | Paint Me Picasso | Susanne Blech | Paper Aeroplanes | Fallulah | David Guetta | Marteria | Paloma Faith | Oonagh | Vandenberg`s MoonKings | Ozark Henry | Nessi | Jonathan Kluth | Die Happy | 3A | Eric Bibb | Parka | Kris Bowers | Krewella | Rooftop Runners | Two Wooden Stones | Anna Aaron | Herzdame | Animal Trainer | Pixies | IVO | Steel Panther | I Heart Sharks | Cash Cash | Motorhead | Ricardo Bielecki | Otto Normal | Pentatonix | Sophie Hunger | The Arkanes | Amando Quattrone | Laurin Buser | Elaiza | John Newman | Low Roar | Bo Saris | Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy | Doja Cat | Eat The Gun | Douglas Greed | Marmozets | J-Kobe | Dieter Meier | Max Giesinger | Dame | Mehrzad Marashi | Synthkartell | Ham Sandwich | Fiona Bevan | Aneta Sablik | Duke Dumont | Flip Grater | Bingo Players | Melissa Lischer | Ricki-Lee | Highasakite | Lilja Bloom | Indiana | Sofi de la Torre | George Ioannou | The Dark Tenor | Tove Lo | Example | Foxes | Kina Grannis | Santana | Ekat Bork | Steffen Linck | Felidae Trick | Eau Rouge | Michel van Dyke | Michel De Biasio | Gregor Meyle | My First Band | Zinc | Plasma | Amber Run | Anna Calvi | Ella Endlich | Secondcity | Eisenhauer | Woody Pitney | A Great Big World | Sam Smith | ANSA | La Rochelle Band | Foster the People | The Last Internationale | Chris Malinchak | Porter Robinson | Iggy and The German Kids | Iyeoka | The Majority Says | Klangkarussell | Charli XCX | The Pretty Reckless | Joe Bonamassa | ZHU | Oliver Heldens | Steve Angello | As Animals | Kyla La Grange | Fenech Soler | RUEFUES | BAP | Cosby | G-Eazy | Russian Red | Martin Goldenbaum | Lary | Grace | Adrenaline Rush | Tom Gaebel | Seether | Laing | Mirel Wagner | Kovacs | Robby Maria | Miss Bex | Spencer | Bam And Mr.Dero | Kopek | Nervous Nellie | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Alice Cooper | Juli | Adam Cohen | Nihils | James Francis Gill | Unheilig | Nico And Vinz | Hozier | Jamie N Commons | Vegas | Maraaya | Wretch 32 | Mrs. Greenbird | Till Broenner | NazB | SerGIO Fertitta | Sharron Levy | Tony Allen | Atari Teenage Riot | The Avener | Colbie Caillat | Conchita Wurst | Colbie Smashing Satellites | Max Raabe and Palast Orchester | Matt Simons | Cazzette | Mynga feat. Cosmo Klein | Rhonda | Josef Salvat | Acollective | From Kid | Alexa Feser | Wyclef Jean | C.J.Ramone | Monsterheart | OMI | David Pfeffer | Valentine | Dillon Cooper | Ex Cops | Beth Ditto And The Shoes | Nneka | Swiss & Die Andern | La Confianza | Tune Circus | I Prevail | SomeKindaWonderful | Graziella Schazad | Beyond The Black | Philip George | Years & Years | Hardwell | Calvin Harris | Charlie Winston | Emin | Olympique | Europe | Neonschwarz | Stefanie Heinzmann | Karen Harding | Christine & The Queens | Pentatones | Kafka Tamura | B.O.X.E.R. | Death Team | Madeon | Lindsey Stirling | Imagine Dragons | Shake Shake Go | Anti Social Media | Nightwish | Ellie Goulding | Morgan James | Torres | The Sinful Saints | The Legendary Tigerman | Robert Redweik | Pool | Tagtraeumer | Andreas Moe | Wunderkynd | SuperScum | Madonna | Martin Luke Brown | Faith Evans | MIA | Alesso | Coeur de Pirate | Lena | Francesca Belmonte | Loic Nottet | Mans Zelmerloew | Alesso | Sarah Connor | Taylor Swift | Aminata | Phela | Tove Styrke | Rihanna | Cold Creek County | Greg Holden | Hurts | The Rolling Stones | L`aupaire | Bob Spring | Cheryl Green | Delta Rae | Disclosure | Lions Head | David Zowie | Tobey Lucas | Seth Sentry | Thirteen Days | Carly Rae Jepsen | U2 | Namika | Osvaldo Supino | Joe Stone | Lizz Wright | Niila | Bryan Adams | Stevans | Matteo Capreoli | Sido | Justin Bieber | James Bay | The Weeknd | Helen Schneider | Louane Emera | Troye Sivan | Kelvin Jones | David Garrett | Gin Wigmore | Selena Gomez | Ewig | Mumiy Troll | The Common Linnets | Eros Ramazzotti | Yelawolf | Demi Lovato | Mary J. Blige | Shana Pearson | Felix Jaehn | Katy Perry | Andrea Bocelli | Take That | Ariana Grande | Chase & Status | Herbert Groenemeyer | Keith Richards | Gwen Stefani | Findlay | Neil Thomas | Jack Garratt | The Libertines | Rod Stewart | Seinabo Sey | Shawn Mendes | Kendrick Lamar | Leona Lewis | Lumaraa | Schiller | Mylene Farmer | 5 Seconds Of Summer | Elton John | Fall Out Boy | Drake | Set Mo | Pristine | Nisse | Yates | Black Stone Cherry | Ronan Keating | The 1975 | Larkin Poe | Topic | Kygo | Zayn Malik | Jonas Blue | Alessia Cara | The Chainsmokers | Fleur East | All Saints | The Souls | Killerpilze | Max Giesinger | Mark Forster | AaRon | Tegan and Sara | Billy | Ollie Gabriel | Lucas Newman | Little Mix | Moderat | Black Coffee | DJ BoBo | Meghan Trainor | Enrique Iglesias | Adele | Delle | Alan Walker | Axwel & Ingrosso | Alicia Keys | Justin Timberlake | Felix Jaehn & Herbert Grönemeyer | Lamiya Slimani | Rick Astley | Britney Spears | Tom Odell

About StarStatements.com


 
 
Home  |  About StarStatements.com  |  Contact  |  Impressum  |  Press Releases  |  Newsflash  |  Terms and Conditions  |   Stars Login

© 2009 + ® 2011, Star Statements International – Celebrity Statement Worldwide 2016