The pandemic It may have stalled many film and music projects, but not for British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware.
The 36-year-old has been busier than most at the confinement. She has recorded eight new songs for the deluxe. Platinum Platinum edit of his hit album What is your pleasure? has a top-rated weekly podcast Table Manners, has published his second book tortilla and she’s pregnant with baby number three.
The singer tells 9Honey Celebrity that the three UK locks have made her more productive than ever.
“To be honest, I think things have been easier with Zoom,” Ware says during a video call from her living room. “Not having to drag places for an hour that takes three hours out of your day, you can just do a lot more, I think all of that is really useful.”
The expectant mom of two also credits her husband Sam Burrows, her mom and a babysitter for helping with the juggling, saying, “It takes a town.”
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And things will get even more hectic for Ware with another guy arriving very soon, just a few months before his return to the UK stage at the end of the year.
Ware tells 9Honey Celebrity that it will be new territory for her.
“I was on tour with an 18 month old boy [before] and that was … interesting, “he says with a pause.” And very tiring. But something strangely beautiful too. “
“But no, I haven’t traveled with a newborn so … good luck everyone!” she jokes.
“I’m very excited. I’m excited to see people dance to this in real life, sing it to me; it’s going to have a lot of energy,” Ware says of going back on stage after the pandemic closures.
The new songs on the album reflect this: It’s more dance than ballad and Ware describes them as flirtatious, a bit mischievous and cheeky, something the singer tells 9Honey Celebrity was a conscious choice.
“It felt like it was more of a continuation of the last record and I feel like I’ve written enough ballads in my time to keep this energy going,” he says.
“Also, I think the year, the reaction to the album, I felt there had to be more energy and this kind of, this step towards things [re]open … I didn’t think people needed ballads right now. “
But it was one of the slowest songs on their fourth studio album, which was also nominated for Album of the Year this year. BRIT Awards, which caught the attention of Barack Obama.
The former president of the United States included his hit ‘Remember Where You Are’ on his 2020 Favorite Music list.
“It definitely felt like one that didn’t realize that it needed to be on his wish list … but I’ve marked it now,” Ware says of the moment late last year.
“It was a huge compliment. He has good taste, the people on that playlist are good! So for me to be at it, it’s brilliant.”
“I think I should thank your daughter,” he adds.
Obama’s endorsement of Ware has not gone unnoticed.
“The demand for me has increased in the sense of, I’m busy. I’m on more TV now, I guess there’s more appetite for me – excuse my accidental pun because I have a food podcast – I just think it all came together in one go. really harmonious way. “
And that food podcast, which he hosts with his mother Lennie, is hugely successful with more than 23 million listeners.
Last year Jessie and Lennie had an Australian singer Minogue Kylie on the podcast, leading fans to expect a collaboration between the musical duo.
“I would love to do it, I think it will happen at some point, but fingers crossed,” the singer told 9Honey Celebrity.
Ware’s first gig was a Kylie Minogue gig, and she says the pop icon didn’t disappoint when they finally met in person.
“I was so enchanted and in love with her when I met her and sometimes you wonder what those meetings will be like when you meet some kind of icon, but she didn’t disappoint me at all, she made me love her even more,” she says. “I adore her, I love what she does.”
And while the 36-year-old is indulging her love of food in books and podcasts, she says music will remain her number one.
“First of all, I think music is always my first ‘job’ and I love that.”
What is your pleasure? The Platinum Pleasure Edition is out tomorrow.
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