“Devotion” — the Mercury Prize-nominated debut CD by Sade-inspired, British pop-R&B diva Jessie Ware — drifts by lazily on spacious arrangements.
But within breezy autobiographical tracks such as “Running,” “Swan Song,” “Taking in Water” and “Night Light” (an ode to the singer’s boyfriend of more than a decade) lurks a sharp lyrical eye. Read More
Readers of The San Francisco Examiner’s entertainment pages already have been introduced to some of 2013’s soon-to-be-huge pop music artists, from the whimsical brother-sister duo Wild Belle to the stylish rockabilly-techno hybrid Willy Moon.
Next week comes the most remarkable new talent of the year, teenage U.K. folk-rocker Jake Bugg (yes, that’s his real name, not a hipster alias).
But there are more — many more.