Earlier this summer, the poised and tasteful UK soul singer Jessie Ware came back with the lush new ballad “Midnight.” Today, she follows it up with “Selfish Love,” a new song with a bit of a bossa nova lilt. Cashmere Cat and Benny Blanco teamed up to produce the track, and it’s a coldly flirty song about an emotionally distant dude. In director Tom Beard’s video, Ware and a male companion spend time in some luxurious places as their relationship falls apart. It has the ravishing look of an old Italian movie, and it builds to an ending that I didn’t see coming. Check it out below.
There’s a new album from Ware on the way, but we don’t know the details yet.