UO Interviews: Jessie Ware

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In celebration of the Jessie Ware - Glasshouse 2XLP vinyl, we are hosting a Performance + Meet & Greet. The album was written with collaboration from artists including Julia Michaels, Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran. Here we chat with the singer and songwriter, to discover the inspiration behind her album "Glasshouse."

Check out more details on the upcoming Jessie Ware Performance + Meet & Greet on 11/5 from 7-9PM! 

For those don’t know already, who is Jessie Ware?
 
I'm a singer who when she's not singing she's eating. Get to know. 
 
Tell us a bit about your new album, Glasshouse
 
This is my third record and probably my most personal record and deals with a lot of waiting to be a mother and becoming a mother and the impact of relationships around that. I wrote a lot of this in LA, including writing songs with Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran and my good friend Benny Blanco whilst all the time I was trying to be a much better songwriter -  I feel like this is my most confident as a writer.
 
What inspired you to create this new album?
 
My daughter .
 
What was the most exciting moment you had during the recording process?
 
Recording at sunset sounds studio with some of the greatest musicians in the world including pino Palladino chris Dave and nico segal 
 
If you could break the album down in one word or phrase, what would that be?
 
Vulnerable, honest, personal. That's neither a phrase or one word but that's what it is!
 
When was your first performance in Los Angeles and how did it go?
 
Bootleg theatre in silver lake and it was so much fun I can still remember the people in the front row as they've been at the front row at all my shows since!
 
Give us your best show moment.
 
San Francisco 2013. I had been feeling unwell after an intense week of touring the states, I managed to pass out after the show and was taken out on a stretcher. There were some fans waiting for autographs on the way out and I overheard one shout "Now that's the way to leave a Jessie Ware show!"
 
What can we expect from your performance at Space 15 Twenty?
 
Too much chatting and not enough singing. 
 

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