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Albums Of The Week: Jessie Reyez | Yessie

Two years after her darkly provocative debut, the Toronto singer-songwriter smooths out the rough edges of her sound for her lusher, more accessible sophomore release.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Grammy-nominated, Juno-winning singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez’s sophomore album Yessie proves yet again she is an unstoppable force. Picking up where her 2020 debut studio album Before Love Came To Kill Us left off, her writing on the new album captures the human experience in a way that is at once unique and relatable.

On the single Mutual Friend, Jessie clears the air to an ex lover and releases any lingering emotion she carries while declaring her independence — shown as scenes of beautiful rage, dying flowers symbolic of the relationship.

After releasing two critically acclaimed EPs, Kiddo & Being Human In Public, Jessie released Before Love Came To Kill Us in March 2020. Against unenviable odds, the album charted Top 5 on Billboard’s R&B Album Chart, amassed over 1.2 billion global streams, and earned the title of Top Female Debut Album and Top R&B Album of 2020, cementing Reyez as a worldwide phenomenon. She made live appearances at Lollapalooza, Coachella and just opened on Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever world tour. Earlier this summer, Jessie shared her first preview track Fraud.”