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Jessie Ware on gay audiences: ‘You bring the diva out!’

By Sam Rigby


Jessie Ware has said that her gay fans love it when she brings “the diva out” during her shows.

The Want Your Feeling singer described herself as a “tongue-in-cheek diva” when she performs in front of her gay fans, particularly in the US.

Speaking to Time Out, she said of gay audiences: “That’s when you bring the diva out! They love it. And then I usually trip up, or snort, or do something accidentally and the illusion is ruined. Anyway, at the moment it’s tongue-in-cheek diva.”

Ware will release her second studio album Tough Love in the UK on October 13, and in the US on October 21. It serves as the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut album Devotion, which was released in 2012.

Asked how she keeps herself grounded, she replied: “For me, it’s really important to have a person who can tell me off if I’m being too much of a madam.

“When you’re performing ever night, it starts to feel more familiar than normal stuff – like just having dinner. That stuff is so important. And I’ve known my boyfriend – husband! – since we were very young, which helps.”

Ware will perform at iTunes Festival on Thursday (September 18) – find out more here.

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