This is exactly what I’ve been raving about. Hot off her Toronto Show, this brand new Video surfaces for Jessie Ware‘s Imagine It Was Us, which will be featured on the Gold Edition of her debut Disc Devotion, in stores on Tuesday, April 23, 2013! It looks like the British Songstress has taken good response from her Track Running and ran with it, making her new Single more on the mid-Tempo. This is actually what she needs to be introduced to North America and it would appear that the buzz is peaking at just the right time with Torontonians already in-the-know at her sold-out Opera House Show on Saturday.
See some Snaps of her this past weekend in Toronto right here.
Just check-out Imagine It Was Us below. You’ll know why I’m in love with it.
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Those of you following my Tweets or Instagram of late will know just how much I’ve been raving about Jessie Ware and as luck would have it she was in-town today performing her first ever Toronto Show at Opera House in Riverdale. Although she is just being introduced to North Americans, the UK has fully embraced the stunning Daughter of BBC Reporter John Ware, earning an Album of the Year nod last year for a Mercury Prize and multiple nominations at this year’s BRIT Awards. Her visit today is short and sweet and unfortunately due to limited timing, Ware‘s Canadian Publicist tells me that she wasn’t doing any Press in the City at all.
Although my search for tickets was unfruitful, with Craigslist Sellers trying to get $100 out of me for one ticket to the sold-out Show, I still get the chance to meet her after a bit of a wait at the Venue. Arriving shortly after 5:00 PM, the soulful British Songstress arrived with her Handler and handsome Boyfriend Sam Burrows, stopping to sign some Autographs and take Photos with a couple Fans-in- waiting.
As anticipated, Ware is just as lovely and delightful as imagine, genuinely touched that I made an effort to get tickets to her Show. “How did you find her Album here?”, her Boyfriend asks me, to which Ware replied, “Oh, it’s been available here for a while already!”. And right she is as Ware’s Debut Disc Devotion saw a release here last September but only recently gained buzz. Also, it was just announced that Ware will be playing Quebec’s prestigious Osheaga Festival in August alongside the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mumford & Sons, Tegan & Sara and several more. And for those curious, Ware requested Grilled Veggies as her Pre-Show Meal.
Supporting Ware tonight were hotly-tipped newcomer Duo Ms Mr who hail from New York. Consisting of Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow, the former sporting some fantastic rainbow hair, were friendly to stop for a Photo before completing a couple Photo Shoots today at the venue.
See a Clip of Ware heading into the Venue and some more Snaps below:
Completely obsessed. 28-year-old British Singer/Songwriter Jessie Ware is just getting her break Stateside and after releasing her debut Disc Devotion in the UK last August, the accolades have come fast and furious with her garnering two nods at the recent BRIT Awards including the categories of British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough.
Critics are describing her as being the perfect median between Adele and Sade, although I’d say she leans a bit more towards the latter with the vocal timbre of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys. The Lisa Stansfield parallels are inevitable. It’s Soul/R&B without the excess. If you haven’t yet heard of her, you must check-out her sublime Running and Wildest Moments. You will be hypnotized and mesmerized. She takes the best of another era and makes it into something which speaks to us.
Ware is scheduled to make her Toronto debut next month with a sold-out show at The Opera House. Clearly the fickle local Crowd know Ware it’s at.
Luckily for us Canadians, Jessie Ware‘s Devotion is already available here. Order here.