First Time

Album: Glasshouse (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • Glasshouse was recorded as Jessie Ware became a mother for the first time. This song is about the strain of parenthood on her relationship with husband Sam Burrows.
  • Ware sings:

    Don't hold me like you already know me

    Ware told The Guardian regarding the lyric: "Sam and I have been together since we were 18, we know everything about each other. There's something so beautiful about that. But there's also this need for desire and longing, something that upsets the... coasting."
  • Jessie Ware wrote the song with Starsmith and James Newman. She told The Guardian: "It was about me feeling really frustrated that my husband and I had lost a bit of our spark and enthusiasm for each other. It was a bit of a plea for us to make a bit more of an effort. We'd had our first child, we were tired, we'd forgotten a bit about each other."

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