Jessie Ware, Romy Combine On New Single ‘Lift You Up’

It debuted during Glastonbury Festival...

Jessie Ware and Romy have collaborated on new single ‘Lift You Up’.

The song was aired during Jessie Ware’s magical performance at Glastonbury, a set pinned down by magic. 2023 album ‘That! Feels Good’ remains a perennial play in the CLASH office, while her subsequent tour dates were a multi-faceted joy.

New song ‘Lift You Up’ celebrates friendship, the spiralling disco chords acting as the perfect pivot for these two exultant vocalists.

Produced by Stuart Price, it’s the latest act in a long-running friendship, sparked by The xx inviting her to perform at their Night & Day Festival in Berlin. Jessie says… 

“I felt like it was such a cool seal of approval – I sang with them on stage and I think from then on Romy and I became friends, she was a fan of my music and I was such a fan of her.”

The easy-going chemistry that makes ‘Lift You Up’ so joyous is replicated in the vocals, which find both artists lifting each other higher and higher.

Jessie said: “I was so excited to be in the room with my friend and to see how she works and to hear her beautiful voice. I’m so proud of the record. It’s a song that’s about both of us being too hard on ourselves, and not believing enough in ourselves. I think anyone can relate to that. 

“There was a wonderful serendipity about the fact that she worked with Stuart Price on the last record too.  

“It’s going to be so exciting for people to hear this and people to hear it live at Glastonbury. It seems to be a theme of mine that I now debut songs at Glastonbury and I’m excited for everyone to hear us celebrating each other.”

Romy added: “I’ve been a fan of Jessie’s music for a long time and it was amazing to finally work together after many years of friendship.”

Sometimes we all need a friend there to lift us up and help us see things differently. A memory comes to mind of Jessie and I backstage at a festival, when I was just starting to play my solo music live and I was still figuring things out. She hyped me up and helped me believe in myself when I was feeling unsure. The conversation we had really stayed with me and was definitely in my mind when we were writing the lyrics.”

It was so wonderful working with Stuart Price again after we worked so closely on my album and with the brilliant Clarence Coffee jr for the first time. We wanted this song to be uplifting, celebrate togetherness and I can’t think of a better way to share it with everyone than at Glastonbury.

Tune in now.

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