Alone (Jessie Ware song)

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"Alone"
Jessie Ware Alone.jpg
Single by Jessie Ware
from the album Glasshouse
Released 14 September 2017 (2017-09-14)
Format Digital download
Length 3:36
Label Island
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Jessie Ware singles chronology
"Selfish Love"
(2017)
"Alone"
(2017)
Music video
"Alone" on YouTube

"Alone" is a song by English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware. It was written by Ware, Sarah Aarons and Kid Harpoon, with production handled by Harpoon and Stint. The song was released through Island Records on 14 September 2017, as the third single from the singer-songwriter's third studio album, Glasshouse (2017).

Background[edit]

On 13 September 2017, Ware premiered the song on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show,[1][2][3][4] as Mac's "Hottest Record",[5] alongside the official announcement of the album.[6][7] "I definitely tried to rush this record, and then I got pregnant. I think by me getting pregnant, it actually made me take stock of what I had and actually realise that I could do better," Ware told Mac.[8] Ware said of the song in a press release: "I'm so happy to be reunited with Kid Harpoon on this one. It's a song about stealing time with your loved one, and longing for the simple declaration that they want the same."[9]

Critical reception[edit]

William Connolly of Gay Times felt the song "follows the great success of other new tracks Midnight and Selfish Love".[10] Robin Murray of Clash deemed the song "a silken return, with Jessie's wonderfully soulful voice entwined with some of her most personal songwriting yet".[11] Rob Hakimian of The 405 called it a "sultry song" and "choir-imbued power ballad".[12]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song premiered on October 12, 2017. It was directed by Charlie Robbins and filmed at the Eltham Palace in London.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[14]
No.TitleLength
1."Alone"3:36
Digital download – Acoustic[15]
No.TitleLength
1."Alone" (Acoustic)3:46

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[14]

  • Jessie Ware – songwriting, vocals
  • Sarah Aarons – songwriting, background vocals
  • Kid Harpoon – songwriting, production, background vocals
  • Stint – production, engineering, drums, piano, programming, synthesizer
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering engineering
  • Fabiana Palladino – background vocals
  • Joy Joseph – background vocals
  • Spike Stent – mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[16] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 29
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 60

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various 14 September 2017 Digital download Original Island [14]
22 September 2017 Acoustic [15]
United Kingdom 6 October 2017 Contemporary hit radio Original [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah, Montgomery (13 September 2017). "Listen To Jessie Ware's New Song "Alone"". The Fader. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Ben, Kaye (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware announces new album, Glasshouse, shares "Alone": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ Stephen, Ackroyd (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware has shared a brand new track, 'Alone'". Dork. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ Helen, Payne (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware Shares New Track Alone And 'Glasshouse' Tracklist, Confirms Spring Tour Dates". Stereoboard. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  5. ^ Jamie, Milton (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware shares 'Alone', reveals 'Glasshouse' tracklisting and 2018 tour dates". DIY. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  6. ^ Samantha, Maine (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware announces new album 'Glasshouse', shares new track". NME. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  7. ^ Jack, Lowe (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware announces new album and shares track "Alone"". HUH. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  8. ^ Michelle, Kim (13 September 2017). "Jessie Ware Shares New Song "Alone": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  9. ^ Christopher, Roberts (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware Officially Announces New Album, Shares "Alone"". Under the Radar. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  10. ^ William, Connolly (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware announces new album title, release date and live tour". Gay Times. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  11. ^ Robin, Murray (14 September 2017). "Listen: Jessie Ware - 'Alone'". Clash. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  12. ^ Rob, Hakimian (14 September 2017). "Jessie Ware shares new single 'Alone'". The 405. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Jessie Ware Shares An Architecturally Gorgeous Video For 'Alone'". UPROXX. 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  14. ^ a b c "Alone / Jessie Ware TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Alone (Acoustic) - Single by Jessie Ware on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  19. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Playlist". Radio 1. Retrieved 2017-10-07.