I tend to get a little carried away with my Jessie Ware posts, so I’ll try and keep it short here. The British soul singer collaborated with young Japanese duo BenZel to cover “If You Love Me,” a ’90s hit by R&B group Brownstone. It’s a melancholy, heart-is-tearing-at-the-seams kind of track, and as usual, Ware conveys vulnerability beautifully as she pleads for her significant other to show how much he really cares. The song’s emotional robustness especially shines during the chorus as a choir sings out, as though from the mountaintops: “Say it! Do it! Show it! Prove it!”
The video above was directed by Kate Moross, who had previously worked on Ware’s “Wildest Moment” visuals. Stream & download the track below:
If You Love Me
Jessie Ware’s excellent debut, Devotion, is out now via PMR/Island.