In this bonus track off the upcoming North American release of Jessie Ware’s stunning debut album, Devotion, A$AP Rocky gives one of the best songs of 2012 a lovely little makeover. “Wildest Moments” already rides on a gorgeous, slightly syncopated slow-jam beat, and A$AP stays smooth and restrained as he slips his verses in on top. He talked to BBC about his adulation for Ms. Ware just a few months ago – “I haven’t got the chance or honor to meet her yet, I just love her art,” he said – and his verses here, delivered with unusual earnestness, show he wasn’t kidding. “Wrote a song for your love and it goes like this,” he raps in the song’s opening, then proceeds to compare his emotions to Gone With The Wind, fish in the sea, glow-sticks, growing children, and a fortress (enormous).
Jessie Ware’s Devotion, though surely already an occupant of prime space in your tune cellar, is out officially on Interscope April 16th.