Jessie Ware Previews ‘Tough Love’ Song “Cruel”: Listen
Jessie Ware married her childhood sweetheart, Sam Burrows, late this summer. The couple even posed for a wedding photo in matching leather jackets, like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian did at their own ceremony.
Her latest tune “Cruel,” however, isn’t exactly a love song. While the Sade-inspired singer does maintains her composure, Ware sings of being frustrated over her love’s indecision, over whether to fully commit or to leave. “If I told you what you said before, would you be just as certain what’s going on?” she sings.
A 90-second preview has Ware’s voice unfurling over a glitchy rhythm and swelling strings at the hook, a moment that evokes Frank Ocean‘s sprawling yet suspenseful “Pyramids.” It’s another promising look into Ware’s new album Tough Love, which also features Miguel collaboration “Kind of… Sometimes… Maybe” and current single “Say You Love Me,” which she co-wrote with Ed Sheeran.
Hear Jessie Ware’s preview of “Cruel” below.
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