Jessie Ware: Jealous (Nick Jonas Cover)

As part of her performance for BBC Radio 1’s Academy in Norwich, English singer and songwriter Jessie Ware covered Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” in a sultry, smooth and slightly pared-down manner. Ware makes the song very much her own, but maintains the groove of the original—which is an example of perfect pop—while adding a little extra emotional distress as contrast to the jazzy overtones.

Best of CH 2014: ListenUp

Spaced-out synth solos, vocal experiments, emoji videos, exciting newcomers, legendary acts and so much more in the year's musical highlights

As we bid adieu to 2014, we take a look back at the hundreds of new songs and albums (and even our own 4/20-themed playlist) we shared with our readers. While we said goodbye this year to a few music legends who have shaped today’s contemporary sound, we also warmly welcomed stellar debuts from emerging talents across all ages and genres—and veterans with long-awaited comebacks. …

Red Bull Music: 20 Before 15

Red Bull Music Academy has drawn together 20 tracks from artists they’ve worked with over the past year. Spanning genres and notoriety, the list represents the diversity evident in today’s music scene where the line between mainstream and underground is increasingly irrelevant. The list is a listenable who’s who of the greats who have passed through RBMA’s halls in 2014. Standouts include Jessie Ware’s dream …