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  • 2018-05-05
  • MUSIC
  • Jessie Reyez Premieres New Song “Body Count”
  • Toronto-based singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez has released a new song “Body Count” following her debut EP "Kiddo".
    The track was written by Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, Babyface and Jessie Reyez.
    She has already shot the music video for the song, which will be premiered shortly.
    She will support of Halsey's Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour in North America leg from July 11th to 28th. Learn more about tour dates, click here.
    Also she will appear on Gina Rodriguez's upcoming film "Someone Great", directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.

    She told Pop Crush about the song;
    "It was inspired by free love. It’s about being with who you want to be with without getting judged and how it’s a luxury for men, because a lot of times women are encouraged to keep their body count [a slang term for your number of sexual partners] low, whereas men can walk in and get high-fived. So it’s about eliminating the judgment and shame when it comes to that. Anybody who has an opinion on it can go kick rocks."

  • She added about the music video:
    "The “Body Count” video is coming out in two weeks. It was inspired by the Salem witch trials, because it’s a bookmark in history for women in a time that was oppressive. It's remembered for allegations of magic, but more often than not it was for sexual promiscuity or rejecting the wrong guy and getting prosecuted for it. I thought it was really fitting not only because it makes sense, but because there are still so many places in the world where women get judged or are placed in f--ked up situations like that, where they’re getting put down for s--t that men would not get put down for."
  • source : Pop Crush
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