Few singers today can tug heartstrings quite like Jessie Ware. Riding the success of her sophomore album, Tough Love, the British singer offers a quietly soulful voice steeped in heartbreak and longing. Crisp production and sleek, layered arrangements keep Ware in line with today’s more sophisticated pop musicians, but when the bells and whistles are stripped away, what’s left is nearly a dozen simple yet beautifully crafted love songs. Ware has a couple of dance numbers mixed into her repertoire as well, but this promises to be a cathartic outing for the recently dumped and perpetually heartsick.
Wed., April 1, 8 p.m., 2015
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 1, 2015