Jessie Ware's debut disc Devotion may have lost out to alt-J's An Awesome Wave for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize, but the UK R&B singer is still a force to be reckoned with this year. Outside of her own album, the vocalist has teamed up with Osaka-bred, New York-based production duo BenZel for a cover of '90s R&B outfit Brownstone's "If You Love Me."
A Studio Moross production
Director - Kate Moross DoP - Laurence Stephens Assisted by Abi Heyneke & Guy Field Edit & Grade & Post Production - Kate Moross Playback Op - Oliver Chapman With thanks to James Moriarty & Will Samuel
BenZel is Umi Takahashi (15) and Yoko Watanabe (16). Originally from Osaka; Umi and Yoko both travelled to New York through their local foreign exchange program. They met in early 2012 through an online message board about ankle socks and quickly discovered they each had a profound appreciation for 90's R&B and J. Dilla. After many failed attempts to create a hypoallergenic ankle sock, they decided to put their efforts toward other creative ventures. Following hours of soul searching; they decided to start BenZel...they've been working on it since yesterday.
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