Considering that Goulding's "Lights" only made it to a lowly No. 49 in the UK more than a year before it climbed to No. 2 in the U.S., perhaps it will be America to the rescue for "110%," a great down-tempo chill-out single that sounds a little like what I was kind of hoping La Roux might sound like when they finally decide to come around again. (Incidentally, my friend Atzin, who introduced me to La Roux, also turned me onto Ware, via a post on my Facebook timeline.)
Finally boosting Ware to the tops of the pops would be the least my country can do to make up for launching the likes of Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj and sending them loose on the world. May Jessie Ware follow fellow Brits Goulding and the equally talented Alex Clare (whose big hit "Too Close" might actually be the weakest link on The Lateness of the Hour) into the the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100.
Jessie Ware "110%
Ellie Goulding "Anything Could Happen"
Alex Clare "Whispering"