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Tough Love

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TOUGH LOVE Jessie Ware
David Levene/The Guardian/Sipa USA

A lot of liberal-arts-school-bound babies will likely be made to Ware’s pensive, silken R&B. Listen closely, though, and you’ll hear the blood-red heartbreak in lyrics like ”Say you love me to my face/I need it more than your embrace,” from the Ed Sheeran-co-penned ”Say You Love Me.” Or don’t, and just keep babymaking. Your call. B+