We here in the world of entertainment reporting and consumption are always on the lookout for the next new exciting performer and artist, and we got an exciting one with R+B artist Jessie Reyez. Yet, who is she? Who is Jessie Reyez? Well, in the video above, as we show, she is one of a kind.
The upcoming R&B artist is known for her outspoken lyrics. Her song “gatekeeper” recounts the true story of sexual harassment she experienced involving a powerful producer. The way the Columbian-Canadian singer tells stories sets her apart from the rest.
Her music video for “Gate Keeper” is a 12-minute short film that revisits the night of her experience. She described her music to Billboard saying “It’s violent soul music. It’s romantic, it’s bloody, it’s heaven, it’s hell.” While she has not released the name of the producer, Reyez says she is “waiting for the day when I can ask him, ‘What are you going to say to God when you get to the gates? How do you sleep at night?’”
Her song “Body Count” also takes on a heavy subject. The empowering song and music video confront gender inequality when it comes to sexual freedom.In a statement about the song she said “your body count is nobody’s business but your own. You’re going to get judged anyway, so as long as you’re not hurting anyone and loving yourself, might as well do whatever you want. Whether that’s being celibate or being sexually free is your choice.”
The singer has 17,775,438 monthly listeners on Spotify and 4 of her songs have found themselves on Billboard’s charts. Her song “Figures” peaked at #32 on the hot Rhythmic songs chart. The artist’s willingness to take on difficult issues makes her one of a kind.
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