Jessie Ware Keeps It Simple For “Diamonds” Cover

February 14th, 2013 | 2:47 pm

Bené Viera


Jessie Ware‘s cover of Brownstone‘s “If You Love Me” had us rocking out to her version for weeks after performing it at her first stateside show in NYC, and now she’s used her pipes for Rihanna‘s “Diamonds,” giving Kelly Clarkson and Sia a bit of healthy competition.

To the sped up instrumentation Jessie’s soulful powerhouse vocals belts out every note smoothly. Jessie simply approaches the cover without over singing. It wasn’t as breathtaking as songwriter Sia’s cover, which was flawless. But Jessie’s version can hold a candle to the others.

Jessie Ware – “Diamonds” (Rihanna Cover) [Stereogum] [Photo: Getty Images]

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