One reason Jessie Ware is so admirable is the singer's own overt admiration for semi-obscure movements of 20th-century R&B. A one-time teenage raver, Ware has paid tribute to that scene by covering Bobby Caldwell's 1978 R&B hit "What You Won't Do for Love," a staple of '90s hip-hop and house. Today, she unveiled a fairly faithful cover of Martika's 1991 new age smash, "Love...Thy Will Be Done." The song was co-written by Prince, whose demo for it has lately popped up in the same corners of the Internet as "Moonbeam Levels," which Ware's compatriot Elvis Costello recently covered at Carnegie Hall. (For a third British tribute to the Purple One, stay tuned for Jamie Lidell's recent performance in the PAPER office.)
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