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Benzel & Jessie Ware: "If You Love Me" (Video)

By Kieran Yates

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Fresh from her Mercury nomination, songbird of the UK underground, Jessie Ware, has teamed up with suspiciously new kids on the block, BenZel aka. Umi Takahashi and Yoko Watanabe, a production duo who apparently left Osaka to set up shop in New York... Anyway, what a combination it is, as they take on a cover of Brownstone's massive 1994 hit "If You Love Me"

Accompanied by sativa-infused, lava-like visuals, Jessie practically whispers on this weightless rework, as it rises and falls into a gentle slope. It’s lacking in the considerable amount of ~independent laydeez~ vibe of the original, but it’s a pretty and pitched down offering from Ware, and I'm kinda into the idea of turning this Z-snapping anthem of female empowerment into a breathy, down-tempo track. 

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