South London singer reveals album cover and collaborators.
Modern soul star and all-round good egg Jessie Ware has detailed the extensive cast of songwriters and producers who’ve contributed to her second album, Tough Love.
Ware revealed the monochrome album cover yesterday, and although no tracklist has been given, Ware told Pitchfork she’d been working with Miguel, Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford, Toronto producer Nineteen85, who co-produced Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’, and songwriter Ed Sheeran.
The most prominent contributors are production duo BenZel, comprising Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco, who produced about half of the new album including the first single, ‘Tough Love’.
“You’d think that it could’ve been one of the most daunting groupings, because Benny is ridiculously successful,” says Ware, “but it was the most fabulous relationship I’ve had with two producers. Not intimidating at all. Which also has to do with me understanding the artist I want to be.”
Check out a snippet of ‘Tough Love’ and see the album artwork underneath.