Jessie Ware

The elegant British soul crooner Jessie Ware isn’t the first indie-universe fixture to cover “Diamonds,” Rihanna’s massive 2012 ballad; Zola Jesus already got there. But Ware’s cover, recorded for a recent BBC Live Lounge session, is the smallest and tenderest version of the song I’ve heard: A stripped-back acoustic lament that sounds like an internal monologue. Listen to Ware’s version below.

Ware’s ridiculously good debut album Devotion is out now on PMR.

Comments (3)
  1. this is fucking GORGEOUS

  2. Better than the original.

  3. jessie ware is awesome and she sounds good on this, but to me rihanna’s voice fits perfectly with it.

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