It can be a real treat to see an artist play a late-night show and do a version of her song that’s radically different from the recorded one, especially if you weren’t expecting any changes at all. When she sang “Running” on Conan last night, Jessie Ware didn’t do an industrial-noise overhaul of the song or anything, but her light and frothy rendition was, impressively, its own thing. Ware gets bonus points, too, because her voice sounds smooth and seamless live, and because she was able to deliver the song with authority while operating an MPC. Watch the performance below.
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