Jessie Ware has unveiled her brand new song ‘Overtime’. Produced by Andy Ferguson & Matt Mcbriar of Bicep & James Ford, the track is her debut release via a new partnership with PMR/Virgin EMI Records and you can hear it below.
‘Overtime’ is Ware’s first release in a year and the follow up to her critically-embraced third album, Glasshouse in 2017. The album further cemented the London-based artist’s reputation as one of the strongest songwriters and vocalists in contemporary UK music.
Premiered last night on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as the Hottest Record In The World, ‘Overtime’ sees Ware return to her roots with a more club-based sound. With its stuttering synths and infectious melodies, the track is a refreshingly positive throwback that channels the energy of classic UK house and dance music.
Speaking of the track, the singer said, “’Overtime’ is a taste of what’s to come. It’s been really fun being back in the studio and I’m so excited to share this track. I worked on it with some of my favourite producers; James Ford & the guys of Bicep. It feels like I’m going back to my early days; it’s a late night song to flirt to. Whilst I carry on working on new music, I hope you really enjoy this one.”
The past year has seen Jessie Ware reinforce her status as one of the UK’s most influential artists with acclaimed live performances including a four-night residency at London’s Islington Assembly Hall followed by 2 sell-out nights at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, a US tour that sold out in minutes alongside a 17-date tour that covered nine countries. Her well-received Table Manners podcast has also seen the south Londoner nominated at this year’s Audio Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) for ‘Best Podcast’ & ‘Best New Presenter’. Guests who have appeared on Table Manners have included Ed Sheeran, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sam Smith and The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.