Jessie Ware - “Lift You Up” + 6th Album

Message from Jessie on this release:

"Lift You Up with Romy is HERE!

I thought it's about time to give you some new music. It’s been a minute hasn’t it?

Whilst we finish off the next record, I’ve made some music for the summer & I am SO thrilled to be releasing a brilliant song with my gorgeous friend, Romy.

Lift You Up, is out now!

This one has been a long time coming. We’ve been friends for a long time and I’ve been a fan of hers for years! I remember getting to know her over the years in music; The XX invited me to sing at their curated festival in Berlin called Night and Day. I felt like it was such a cool seal of approval – I sang with them on stage and I think from then on Romy and I became friends, she was a fan of my music and I was a fan of hers.

Whilst we had collaborated on my second record on a song called, Share It All, I was so excited to be in the studio with her; to hear her beautiful voice being recorded, her genius idea of ‘listen Romy, listen Jessie’ and I am so proud of our song. It’s a song that’s about both of us being too hard on ourselves, and not believing in ourselves enough. Really, I think anyone can relate to that.

We did this one with Stuart Price and Coffee – which makes this even more special. There was a wonderful serendipity about the fact that she worked with Stuart on her last record. I was one of the first people to listen to her phenomenal album Mid Air - and loved what they were doing together.

I love this song so much and Romy is just so talented and generous. Im excited for everyone to hear it, and to hear it at Glastonbury. It seems to be a theme of mine now that I debut songs at Glastonbury! I cant wait for everyone to hear us celebrating each other."

 
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Yeah based on that, I’m expecting this to be on the album, but just serve as a summer single for now before she kicks off album stuff towards (or even) next year since she’s touring pretty much through September.
 
Initially was very whelmed, but after a couple of plays it's a nice breezy throwaway bop. Not sure it'll have much legs, but can imagine it'll get majority of my streams this week.
 
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Can’t work out if the Ennio Morricone sample(?) on Ride My Love is fun or corny. Maybe both!
 
Late to post but I was there for the NYC Downlow appearance and I was fucking living. I had missed her main set due to the clashes and had assumed she’d sung this new song in her set as well but apparently not.


I would’ve died.
 
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Lift You Up is fine.

But then I said that about Free Yourself at first, and that has gone on to be one of my favourite pop songs of all time.
 

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