With the announcement of her forthcoming album That! Feels Good!, Jessie Ware hits off 2023 with the dazzling single “Pearls,” an exciting teaser into what we can expect next.
Storming the years of covid and 2022 with the punchy yet addictive album What’s Your Pleasure, Ware continues to do what she does best as she gleams across the dancefloor and dances her way through the disco beats of “Pearls.” Stunningly aware of her talent, Ware is assisted by the works of Clarence Coffee Jr. (Dua Lipa, Beyoncé) and Stuart Price (Kylie Minogue, Madonna) to create the smoky mirrors of jubilant cries production and yearning vocals.
Fluttering over the glazed sounds of “Pearls,” Ware opens with the addictive, “La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la / La-la-la-la-la (ooh-ooh-ooh) / La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la (ooh-ooh-ooh) / La-la-la-la-la” alluding to the main part of the track, “Shake it till the pearls fall off / Let it go, let me dance / And shake it till the pearls get lost / Lost in romance, let’s just dance / And shake it till the pearls fall off.” Ware freedom is truly at the heart of her music and one to boast about.
Sharing in a statement, Ware enlightens her listeners that “‘Pearls’ is a record that doesn’t take itself too seriously but demands you to have a dance. It’s inspired by divas like Donna Summer, Evelyn Champagne King, Teena Marie and Chaka khan and I guess, attempts to show – in lightness – all the hats I try to wear (usually at the same time).”
Accompanied by the official video, Ware blazes through the visually stunning off-white, hinted by the pink technicolour backdrop; alongside the voyage through the stars of space. Quite the hoot and an artist that’s truly in her element.
Speaking further of her next project, Ware in a statement said: “That! Feels Good! stems from over 10 years of understanding who I am, and who I enjoy being as an artist and the thrill of performance. It’s a record to be enjoyed, to sing and shout the words back at me and to each other. It’s a culmination of hard work and total pleasure appreciating the job I have and the worlds I get to dive into. I have never felt so ready for people to hear something I’ve made.”
From releasing What’s Your Pleasure? in 2020, Ware followed suit with the hit track “Free Yourself,” collaborating with Kylie Minogue for “Kiss of Life” and vastly becoming a queer icon. But now as we enjoy the wonders of dance hall Beyoncé, Years and Years, and now Ware joining the party, the well-established singer-songwriter is ready for her next venture.