Tough Love [Deluxe Edition] (CD)


Jessie Ware

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Amoeba Review

10/20/2014

Tough Love finds the singer who made her name in the world of dubstep stretching further into pop environs, with help from the likes of Dev Hynes, Miguel and Ed Sheeran. The Kate Bush-inspired title track that opens the album is already brighter and warmer than anything she has done before. The radio-ready but cool throbbing beats of “You and I” successfully split the difference between her “indie Sade” past and the pop horizon she now faces. Still, she’s really in her element amid the chilled out synths and digital handclaps of the sumptuous “Cruel.” Ware’s voice is in top form throughout, working wonders on the soulful “Say You Love Me,” amid gospel touches and a skittering beat. Her biggest issue is still somewhat anonymous lyrics, but the music and her voice always seems to make the most of them, driving home lyrics of heartbreak with a nuanced touch, while the tenuously sexy “Kind Of … Sometimes … Maybe” shows off her personality brilliantly, coming off as an old-soul update on Janet Jackson’s coy sensuality. Musically, Ware and her collaborators manage to move all over the map and make it seem like they’re travelling a straight line, keeping things rhythmically intriguing on tracks like the sultry “Sweetest Song” and even making room for a throwback disco track like “Want Your Feeling.” If it’s less cohesive than her debut, Devotion, it’s also a lot more fun, and perhaps more consistently rewarding. Tough Love should find Ware expanding her audience beyond the soul, electronica and indie fans who have already discovered her and into the pop realm without losing a shred of her estimable cool.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Tough Love
Jessie Ware 03:26
2.
You & I (Forever)
Jessie Ware 03:58
3.
Cruel
Jessie Ware 03:52
4.
Say You Love Me
Jessie Ware 04:17
5.
Sweetest Song
Jessie Ware 03:27
6.
Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe
Jessie Ware 03:34
7.
Want Your Feeling
Jessie Ware 04:21
8.
Pieces
Jessie Ware 03:25
9.
Keep On Lying
Jessie Ware 03:28
10.
Champagne Kisses
Jessie Ware 03:22
11.
Desire
Jessie Ware 03:11
12.
All On You
Jessie Ware 05:13
13.
Share It All
Jessie Ware 04:18
14.
The Way We Are
Jessie Ware 03:29
15.
Midnight Caller
Jessie Ware 04:38

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