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Riff: Jessie Ware – “Tough Love”

Jun 19, 2014

So you wanna be a man about it, do you?/And have you figured out all you wanted, have you?/When your heart becomes a million different pieces/That’s when you won’t be able to recognize this feeling/That’s called tough love

from Tough Love lyrics by Jessie Ware

“Tough love” doesn’t have to be a platonic, familial construct – it can be a heartbreak-inducing romance, according to Ware. More importantly, she proves that copping an ‘80’s feel doesn’t have to be heavy-handed, boring, or blatantly recycled in this low-key, catchy jam; [LISTEN].

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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