Jessie Ware's debut album, Devotion, was a hit in England, charting at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart–and it opened her up to a brand-new fanbase in the United States at the same time. Ware stopped by Top 20 Countdown, which airs tonight at 9/8c, and explained why her sophomore LP, Tough Love, comes with a smattering of guest appearances and co-written songs–watch the interview above!
Ware worked with musicians like Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Dev Hynes and more on her new album because she was opened to many more opportunities after the success of Devotion. She recorded in New York, Los Angeles and various other places, with Tough Love being released in October.
"Having new producers and having this more confident, direct vocal and songwriting approach, I think people are saying it's more "pop," really I think it's more accessible," Ware says of her latest work. "I think people are hearing more of me–seeing more of my personality."
Ware details her experiences working with new musicians, and went into great depth about her time in the studio with R&B singer Miguel. "That was like a pinch-yourself moment–I was in the studio with Miguel and he was helping me write for my record."
Watch the full interview above for more, including a great story from Ware about how her and Miguel celebrated after their recording session. Don't miss Top 20 Countdown tonight at 9/8c! Find Fuse in your area.