Jessie Ware- “Say You Love Me”

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Based on the two singles I’ve heard so far, Tough Love could be the album that catapults British songstress Jessie Ware into pop stardom.  Her latest track, “Say You Love Me,” is a slow- burning ballad featuring slick production from a duo known as BenZel (Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch) that’s in turns minimal and dramatic.  The song most notably showcases Ware’s stunning vocal range.  Wait until just after the halfway mark, and prepared to be blown away when a choir comes in to accompany her.  

Tough Love comes out on October 21.  In the meantime, stream “Say You Love Me” below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-g4TkugrmdQ

Two Inch Punch Remixes: Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, Jessie Ware, Portugal the Man

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I love this guy and all his remixes and collaborations; his sound is so fresh and unique and unlike a lot of other stuff out there in the electropop world. His Sam Smith remixes are right up there with “Paint it Red,” which they did with Mikky Ekko. He infused Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” with his unique sound (tagged as “spacesynth” on soundcloud- a very fitting description, actually), and I was actually happy to listen to it despite it being a kind of tired, overplayed pop song at this point.

He also put out a chill, spacey, sparkly remix of Jessie Ware’s “If You’re Never Gonna Move,” as well as a fun twist on Portugal the Man’s “Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue.”

Check them all out here:

https://soundcloud.com/twoinchpunch/sam-smith-nirvana-two-inch

https://soundcloud.com/samsmithworld/money-on-my-mind

https://soundcloud.com/twoinchpunch/suit-tie-t-i-ps-let-me-love

https://soundcloud.com/twoinchpunch/if-youre-never-gonna-move-t-i

https://soundcloud.com/portugaltheman/purple-yellow-red-and-blue-two