Listen To Jessie Ware’s New Single, ‘Soul Control’

The singer’s new album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ is due for release tomorrow, 26 June.

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Jessie Ware has released a new track, ‘Soul Control’, from her new album What’s Your Pleasure?, which is set for release on Friday, 26 June. You can check it out below.

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The infectious, poppy ‘Soul Control’ is the latest preview of the record, which was due out last week (June 19), but was delayed a week in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests happening across the globe.

Announcing that she was pushing the album back – which was due to come out on US holiday Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in North America – Ware said in a statement: “It’s been brought to my attention that June 19 is in fact a special date in American history.

“It’s an incredibly important day for black voices, and I don’t want to distract from those voices or those experiences or stories in any way.”

What’s Your Pleasure? is the follow-up to the Ware’s 2017 album Glasshouse. Speaking about the making of the album recently, the singer said: “It feels so amazing to be back making music, so much has happened recently. Some crazy exciting things but I feel so happy to be back to my first love. Music was the first scene that truly embraced me!”

Since her 2012 debut, the BRIT and Mercury Prize-nominated artist has charmed fans around the globe with her own brand of sultry R&B pop, fusing classic UK house and dance music with sophisticated vocals. Produced and co-written by Ware’s long-time collaborator, James Ford (Florence And The Machine, Haim, Arctic Monkeys), What’s Your Pleasure? is described as, “A collection of sophisticated, hard-bodied pop-funk that capitalises on a love of 70s, 80s and 90s club culture”.

In support of What’s Your Pleasure?, Jessie Ware recently announced details of a UK tour for April 2021, and she has now added a second date at London’s Brixton Academy on April 25.

Jessie Ware plays the following UK dates in 2021:

APRIL 2021
Wednesday 14 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Thursday 15 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Friday 16 – Leeds, O2 Academy
Sunday 18 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
Monday 19 – Birmingham, Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 21 – Bristol, Marble Factory
Thursday 22 – Southampton, Guildhall
Saturday 24 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Sunday 25 – London, O2 Academy Brixton.

What’s Your Pleasure? is out on 26 June and can be bought here.

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