Thinking About You

Album: Glasshouse (2017)


  • Jessie Ware wrote this song with Kid Harpoon, with whom she also penned "Wildest Moments" on her debut album. She recalled in a track-by-track interview with iHeartRadio:

    "We wrote it in London and I'm very obsessed with making waltz-y songs. I do a lot of them. I was listening to lots of Cocteau Twins, and I wanted this guitar that had a bit of grunge thing to it, and you put loads of chorus pedal on it for effect."
  • Jessie Ware expresses her concern on the song about neglecting her baby girl for her career. She explained:

    "I was in this place where I was going to work on my music and leaving my daughter. Even though it was for a really small amount of time, there was this guilt and it didn't sit well with me. I was like 'I'm going away from her, and writing songs.' I felt it was this real battle with me about feeling like this job is quite indulgent and maybe I should just be a mum. This song is about having this tension between loving what I do, but also loving being mother, and being a bit torn."
  • According to Ware, her daughter really likes the song. She said:

    "My husband played it to her a lot of times. We've played it to her a few times and she's a big dancer, but she really likes it. I'm really proud of this one. I feel really lucky that I have this song that I can give her when she's older, and be like 'That was about you.'"


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