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Jessie Ware – “What You Won’t Do For Love”

UK singer Jessie Ware put out a cover of Bobby Caldwell’s 1978 hit “What You Won’t Do For Love” that takes away some of that quiet storm shuffle for a drippier, slippier confessional at the mercy of a devotional love. With a more minimal approach that rids the tune of horns to dictate the emotion in the songwriting, Ware’s I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter vocals carry what would be an easy walk in the R&B park into an interesting listen that’s restrained in all the right places but open-hearted enough to work even with its bare electronic context.