Two Chances to Catch Jessie Ware Live at Brooklyn Steel Next Week

May 04, 2018

It’s been five years since I first saw the then upstart British singer Jessie Ware (above, performing “Wildest Moments”) play the Bowery Ballroom, and since then she’s produced two more albums. Her latest, Glasshouse (stream it below), released back in October, is a testament to her growth as an artist and a new mother. Following her previous LP, Tough Love (stream it below), she gave birth to a daughter back in September 2016 and took a well-deserved break from touring. Ware may not have been traveling while her hands were full with a newborn, but she still had a fierce desire to create more music. In a recent interview, Ware shared that writing during such a vulnerable time in her life “helped me produce the best work songwritingwise I’ve ever done.” As with previous efforts, she had a who’s who list of collaborators, including Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran and Francis and the Lights, help her craft an amazing album. Ware reemerged onstage last July debuting new material, and recently played Coachella in the unenviable slot against Cardi B. In a video posted a few weeks ago, Ware described the different feeling of this tour, balancing between being a mother and a performer. She returns to NYC to play Brooklyn Steel on Monday and Tuesday. Albin Lee Meldau opens both shows. —Sharlene Chiu

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