Jessie Ware vs. Luke James – R&B Sound Off
Newbie Jessie Ware takes the R&B Sound Off win this week with her song, ‘Wildest Moments,’ with 71.3 percent of the vote. She beats veteran songstress Brandy‘s ‘Can You Hear Me Now? (Remix)’ featuring French Montana, which only received 28.7 percent.
Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments,’ off her debut album, ‘Devotion, which will release in the U.S., on April 16, features the rap skills of A$AP Rocky, which adds some edge and fills in the empty spaces in this airy proclamation of love. “Baby in our wildest moments / We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest / Baby in our wildest moments / We could be the worst of all,” Ware sings on the chorus.
Welcome this week’s opponent: Luke James. His song, ‘I.O.U.,’ may have released on the interwebs in February, but James just released the music video for the track. Similar to Ware’s song, James expresses his love for a special lady singing, “Honey dipped kisses, you grant all my wishes / You rescued me every time / You saved my life.”
The track is off his upcoming album, which is due at some point this year.
Will Ware keep her place as queen of the R&B Sound Off? Or Will James’ smooth lyrics and buttery vocals woo fans to vote for his song instead? Vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., April 16, at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Jessie Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments’ Feat. A$AP Rocky
Listen to Luke James’ ‘I.O.U.’
Rules of R&B Sound Off
Two R&B artists sound off against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next R&B Sound Off. If an artist wins four straight R&B Sound Offs, the song will be honored as immortal in TheDrop.fm R&B Sound Off Hall of Fame.