Label: EMI Records
Released: 28th April 2023
Jessie Ware firmly found her groove on 2020’s ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’, a record that sat next to Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ as the biggest dance-pop record in that most undanceable peak pandemic year.
Now, in 2023 there are no inhibitions and no limits as Jessie goes all-in headfirst with everything, including a mirrorball-shaped kitchen sink on her exultant disco odyssey ‘That! Feels Good!’.
Growing with confidence with every album, Jessie’s fifth record essentially does everything her last one did but bigger. Much bigger. In collaboration with producer Stuart Price, she has captured the sheer ecstasy of prime disco in a way few artists can do.
It’s very on the nose, but it has to be this way. This is not a record for half measures. Huge, jubilant bangers like the title-track and ‘Shake The Bottle’ are dancefloor monsters that are also playful and uproarious fun; however, the best moment is left to the gorgeous lush orchestral disco balladry of ‘Hello Love’ that shows despite all the hedonism Jessie still has an emotional core to her music.
A wild ride of an album.