#TBT Mixtape: U.K. Soul-Pop Singer Jessie Ware Shares 'Teenage Heartache'-Inspired Playlist

Jessie Ware
Tom Beard

Jessie Ware

"I have a sick feeling of butterflies and teenage heartache listening to these!"

Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's new series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.

After a two year break from the limelight, UK soul-pop singer Jessie Ware returned last week with the release of her new single "Midnight," debuted with Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. Today, she shared the official video for the clip, filmed in Mallorca and directed by Tom Beard to channel European film noir. “We shot from 1am until the sun came up and the video was so much fun to make,” she says.

Ware's meteoric rise began in 2012 with the release of her debut LP Devotion, followed by her sophomore effort Tough Love in 2014. Her forthcoming third full-length (via PMR/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope Records) is set for release later this year, and includes collaborations with Francis and the Lights, Ed Sheeran, Julia Michaels, Cashmere Cat, and more. 

Today, Ware is looking back with this week's #TBT Mixtape, exclusively via Billboard, which she describes as having "so much nostalgia."

"Whether it's long car drives sitting in the back with my siblings, discovering a sensational voice, getting ready to go out with my girlfriends, falling in love on the dance floor, trying to dance so sexy (and failing) to make the boy fall for me, dance-floor first kisses, falling In love with the DJ (now my husband), walking down the aisle, first dances, and best friend moments, these songs all bring me back to a day or a moment, good and bad," Ware says. "I have a sick feeling of butterflies and teenage heartache listening to these!"

Give the set a spin and also check out a throwback snap courtesy of Ware below.


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