London-based songstress Jessie Ware uses her smooth, sultry electro-soul sound to breathe new life into “What You Won’t Do For Love”. A classic R&B track originally released in the late ’70s by Bobby Caldwell, it’s been covered and sampled many times over within the hip-hop world by folks like Mary J. Blige, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mariah Carey. Ware’s cover, like much of the music found on her excellent debut album Devotion, is emotional and nostalgic, yet still maintains a very modern and stylish feel. Listen below.
This came out some time ago online, but this week the cover is part of the Future Classic x Laneway Festival series. Future Classic will be hosting their own stage at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, and to celebrate, each week they’re releasing a track from one of their performers.
“What You Won’t Do For Love” is also included on Ware’s new If You’re Never Gonna Move EP, out now.
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