British singer Jessie Ware released a new single “Please.” The single is from the upcoming deluxe version of her 2020 album What’s Your Pleasure?.
Produced by James Ford, “Please,” fits well within the previous sonic space of What’s Your Pleasure?. Both the album and the single fit well within Ware’s post-disco sound, with a driving bassline and a groovy, almost nasally guitar. “Please” also utilizes an array of resonant synths, which fill the background and provide the song with a full sound. The era-evocative instrumentations, Ware’s silky verses, and sounds of people laughing and talking feel as though the single was plucked right out of a ’70s dance club.
“Please” tells the tale of a girl trying to get closer with the object of her affections without disrupting the “rhythm of the night.” “I’ll give you a little if you give me a little/So don’t upset the rhythm tonight/Heaven’s where we’re headed/I meant it when I said it/If you want yours, I gotta get mine,” Ware sings.
“I had such an amazing response to the What’s Your Pleasure? record that I didn’t want the lights to go up and the party to be over just yet! ‘Please’ is full of optimism and ready to be played in a place where we can all be together and flirt, dance, touch, and kiss. A wonderful excuse not to stop the party from ending,” said Ware in a press release.
Ware’s upcoming deluxe edition of What’s Your Pleasure? will be called What’s Your Pleasure? – The Platinum Pleasure Edition. The deluxe edition will be released on June 11, 2021 but is available for pre-order now. What’s Your Pleasure – The Platinum Pleasure Edition will include six tracks in addition to What’s Your Pleasure?’s 12 tracks.
What’s Your Pleasure? was released in June 2020. It was the singer’s fourth studio album, following Glasshouse (2017), Tough Love (2014), and Devotion (2012). It originally included 12 tracks, and Ware released music videos for the titular track, “What’s Your Pleasure,” and “Remember Where You Are.”
Ware was unable to tour in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She plans to tour the United Kingdom in December 2021.
WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? THE PLATINUM PLEASURE EDITION TRACKLIST
- What’s Your Pleasure?
- Ooh La La
- Soul Control
- Save A Kiss
- Adore You
- In Your Eyes
- Step Into My Life
- Read My Lips
- Mirage (Don’t Stop)
- The Kill
- Remember Where You Are
- Eyes Closed
- Hot N Heavy
- Pale Blue Light
- 0208 (feat. Kindness)
- Adore You (Endless Remix)
UK HEADLINE 2021 TOUR DATES:
12/1 Birmingham–O2 Academy
12/2 Manchester–O2 Victoria Warehouse
12/3 Southampton–O2 Guildhall
12/5 Newcastle–O2 Academy
12/7 Leeds–O2 Academy
12/9 Glasgow–O2 Academy
12/11 Bristol–Marble Factory
12/12 London–O2 Academy Brixton
12/13 London–O2 Academy Brixton
UPDATE (5/4): Jessie Ware has shared a new video for “Please.” Much like the song takes the best of the ’80s and ’90s and distills it into a modern song, the video offers a similar aesthetic. Like a warehouse party from 35 years ago, dancers are wearing retro threads and grooving to the song’s slickly-produced, city music influenced beat.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat