Jessie Ware Tough Love

“tough love,” that is.

by liza darwin

New music from Jessie Ware! We repeat, stop everything--because Jessie Ware is releasing a new album, and we have a first listen at her lead single.

"Tough Love" is the first track off the UK singer's sophomore LP, and it's a soulful breakup anthem that's simultaneously heartbreaking and addictive. Written by Ware and producer BenZel, the song came about during a break after a long run of shows. "I didn’t have any expectations or pressures with what would come out of those two weeks, and I think ‘Tough Love’ sums this up," she explains. "It was me experimenting with my voice and having fun with it. It just felt right and kind of dictated the route of the next album; much like Devotion did on my first album."

If this dreamy slice of synth-driven R&B is any indication, we can expect something nothing short of incredible. Press play on "Tough Love" below, and let us know if you're into it in the comments.