Jessie Ware: Glasshouse – delicate, soul-baring songs of love

Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 05:00



Jessie Ware


R&B / Soul

If love isn’t your bag, then maybe you should avoid Jessie Ware’s Glasshouse.  Filled with cinematic R&B and soul-baring songs, Glasshouse is the London singer’s third album and it’s her most personal to date.

Sam, co-written with Ed Sheeran, is a vulnerable track that contemplates what sort of family she and her husband will be once they become parents. Alone is a late-night song that acts as a declaration that no matter what happens, she is sticking by her partner’s side. On Selfish Love, a slow samba, she coos, “I break you down, just to get my way”, putting her soulful voice on full display.

Marking the lows that lead to the highs, Ware delicately captures the many frays within a loving but complex relationship, breaks them down and celebrates them.