It could be said that some of the strongest and most impressive vocalists are born from their initial exposure from guest spots. Gone are the days when a dance act release a hit single with a mystery vocalist that no one heres from again. Nowadays, the vocalist is catapulted from the unknown to the mainstream in one single leap.
With artists such as Katy B and Emeli Sande leading the way as examples of this observation, I bring you my favourite, Jessie Ware.
Jessie gained her first exposure in the limelight by guesting on dance legend SBTRKT’s track ‘Nervous’ back in 2010 and although her solo efforts have been relatively sparse since, they have been filled with extraordinary promise.
Her duet with fellow SBTRKT vocalist Sampha, ‘Valentine’ (buy on iTunes HERE) made waves in February and paved the way for her next step, her first solo single.
Sit back, listen and fall in love. This girl is going to be BIG.
Buy ‘Strangest Feeling’ on iTunes now by following this LINK.