Jessie Ware: Free Yourself

It’s been two years since Jessie Ware’s glittery disco album What’s Your Pleasure? and now the singer-songwriter returns with another buoyant, dance-floor-ready bop called “Free Yourself.” Co-written by songwriter and producer Coffee Clarence JR along with renowned producer, songwriter and DJ Stuart Price (who has worked with Kylie Minogue, Madonna, New Order, Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa and others), the new disco-house single acts as a …

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Little Simz: Introvert Little Simz (aka Simbiatu Ajikawo) makes a powerful return with “Introvert” from her upcoming album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. “I’m not into politics, but I know it’s dark times,” she raps over an expansive orchestral opening before the dramatic song explodes into a soaring political anthem. Exploring inner turmoil and exterior catastrophes, “Introvert” triumphs with arresting moments about identity, unity and …

Jessie Ware: Please

Jessie Ware announced the deluxe version of her divine disco-pop album What’s Your Pleasure? along with the release of “Please.” It’s one of the many songs that didn’t make the record (Ware initially wrote between 40 and 50 for the project) but it oozes that same lush, glittery, disco vibe—along with squiggly synths, spacey bleeps and tinges of ’90s house. She says in a statement, …