She’s the girl to turn heads, the girl to dazzle and enchant at a glance. Jessie Ware’s excellent new single Running casts her as a seductive, mature songstress, burbling 80s synths sliding alongside sultry, soulful vocals. There’s touches of Dusty Springfield, Janet Jackson, Alison Moyet to her – a voice so expressive it positively leaps from the foundations of the song. Running, all in all, is like everything the ill fated Clare Maguire never quite managed to be, and in that full-pelt crescendo, crystallises her as one of the most exciting new female talents around. A real class song.
Running is released on the 26th March.