Jessie Ware wanted to make a ''sensual and suggestive'' album because it was so different to her own life.

The 35-year-old singer - who has two children with husband Sam Burrows - is gearing up to release 'What's Your Pleasure?' and she enjoyed writing about characters going out and having fun with strangers because she wasn't interested in songs about ''domesticity''.

She told Q magazine: ''I wanted it to be overtly sensual and suggestive and full of the things I wasn't actually doing.

''I was a mum of one and then I became a mum of two and I wanted to pretend I was a man or another woman going out clubbing and meeting strangers and having sex.

''Obviously I had sex twice to have babies but, you know. I love my life and I love my family but I wanted to tell stories in another way.

''I didn't need to write another record about domesticity.''

The 'Say You Love Me' hitmaker recently admitted she thinks there's a ''shelf-life'' for female musicians.

She said: ''I definitely think there's more of a shelf life for women. I don't want to sound negative because actually I'm able to make the music I want to make, but I'm madly thought of as relatively old and I'm 35!''

Jessie has received her fair share of sexism throughout her career and says she is often asked questions men wouldn't be expected to answer.

She explained: ''They don't ask men how they're going to tour with their children, do they?

''But you get used to it, you take it with a pinch of salt, and it's also something that I struggled to work out.''