Do you ever have that moment of clarity where you realize you’ve fallen into a pattern with another – perhaps – bad lover slash significant other? You get caught up in the moment, see them across the room and suddenly you’re back to being vulnerable without the strings attached? Maybe you keep this habit up because maybe this time – just maybe – this moment is the one that will solidify the huge question mark that’s been stuck between you and this other. Jessie Ware, the UK darling slowly creeping into our iTunes libraries captures this question mark and plainly gives words to confusion us romantically troubled listeners have out there.
Wait on, summer sky
Wherever there’s smoke, there should be fire
One prick, bad luck
I’ve been looking at you too much
From the outside, from the outsideMaybe in our wildest moments We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest Maybe in our wildest moments, We could be the worst of all.”
Everyone must be wondering why we try
Why do we try?
Thank you, Jessie Ware for clearing up and making me feel a little bit better about all those tiny obsessions and in-the-moment happenings that have left me wondering why nothing has ever come from them. Really, though, thanks. I am indeed at my worst when I’m in my “wildest moment.” Should this song’s subject matter bring me down because of the clarity I got after listening to it? Perhaps. But Ware’s soft Katy B-mated-with-Joss Stone voice over a mellow beat make me feel okay about my past and probable future. Funny how a pretty woman singing about all your hidden truths can make it all seem okay and completely normal, huh?
And so, here’s to you Jessie Ware and all the times I said I won’t talk to that one person again. Happy Thursday.