Jessie Ware Aims to Shatter Expectations on 'Glasshouse': Interview
publish date: 2017-10-09
If there is one word to describe Jessie Ware at this exact moment, it’s tired. In between sips of tea at New York City’s Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, she recounts her past few days: promo, album release prep, tour prep, mommy duties. Last September, Ware gave birth to a baby girl. She married her longtime beau Sam Burrows in August 2014, just a few months shy of the release of her sophomore effort Tough Love.
With her third studio album Glasshouse, the stakes are raised. This isn’t a project where Ware belts out intimate tunes at a comfortable distance; here, she details relationship woes as well as emotional outpourings over motherhood. It’s exciting territory, albeit scary. For an artist who first captivated us with her 2012 debut Devotion, now is the time to introduce us to the new iteration of Jessie Ware -- an artist who still loves love, but has to now balance it with actual life. As she readies the Oct. 20 release of Glasshouse, Ware talks to about her journey to musical transparency and her new normal when it comes to tour life.