I’m usually not a fan of re-releases, but Jessie Ware’s Devotion – The Gold Edition is one album I don’t mind.
The LP, released April 16th in North America, features a few new tracks, including the official remix of “Wildest Moments” featuring A$AP Rocky. It also includes “Imagine It Was Us,” a perfect pop track with some 90s RnB influences. It’s an unassuming track—an irresistible and delicious ear candy that will have you singing along in no time.
Ware has been compared to Sade before, and it’s not surprising why. In tracks such as “Devotion” and “No To Love,” her vocals sound luscious. And the production—while sexy and mysterious—never distracts from the voice.
Although enjoyable, the Disclosure remix of “Running” seems out of place in this LP, but adding dance remixes is standard practice for re-releases now. In terms of bonus content, the LP succeeds better with its acoustic offerings.
I missed Ware when she visited Vancouver recently (I haven’t listened to her stuff before her concert here), but I really hope to see her soon. Ware follows a long line of interesting artists coming from the UK.