It feels like just the other day that South Londoner Jessie Ware was offering us her mum’s homemade brownies and writing tracks for debut album ‘Devotion’ with The Invisible’s Dave Okumu. In November last year the duo transformed the studio control room into an album retreat with everything from Grace Jones records to fragrant posies and exotic furry hats.
Since her time in session we’ve been treated to album singles ‘Wildest Moments’, ‘110%’ and ‘Running.’ Watched the glamorous singer light up purple for her first ever solo show at a beautiful church on Essex Road, North London. Gushed over her stunning videos directed by Kate Moross and enjoyed a heartfelt rendition of album title track ‘Devotion’ for PinBoard Blog's Rehearsal Rooms series.
Jessie is well and truly part of the Red Bull Studios family, popping down to Tower Bridge to lay down vocals with Julio Bashmore, rehearse with house duo Disclosure and her amazing band for a string of live shows around Europe.
To celebrate the release of Jessie’s debut album ‘Devotion’ on 20th August, Red Bull Studios London will be live streaming an exclusive 30 minute performance of tracks from the album from 7pm at: redbullstudios.com/jessieware.
You can make your mark on Saturday 18th August from 10am – 5pm at Broadway Market, Hackney as part of a free live art installation. Everyone is invited to contribute to the album inspired large-scale artwork that will develop over the day, all set to the soundtrack of Miss Ware’s debut album.
'Devotion' is out 20th August on PMR, pre order your copy.
Read an interview with Jessie about the album
Check out pics of Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore in session
Listen to Jessie performing with Oneman and Jackmaster at Notting Hill Carnival.