Jessie Reyez Releases New Album “YESSIE”: Streaming
Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez released her sophomore album “YESSIE” on September 16, 2022.
It is her first album in two years since the 2020 debut album “Before Love Came to Kill Us”
The album comprises 11-track, featuring guest appearance from 6LACK.
This time, she worked with Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Anthony Daniel Szczachor, Calvin Harris, Tim Suby, Rykeyz and Sam Homaee, among others on the album.
The album title means her nickname among family members.
The album starts “MOOD” where she declares as “I get along with most men more than I do with some women”, and ends with a bilingual, English-Spanish track “Adiós Amor”.
Jessie Reyez said of the album, “I'm in a different space. I've been growing. I've been taking inventory of my mental state. Watching my thoughts. Making sure the little voice in my head is actually on my side. Showing myself the grace that I so often show others. Be more present and being open. That's what the album is about 'Yessie'.”
- Originally, she named the new album “self”. She told Billboard about the album, “I was originally thinking I was going to name the project Self, because I feel like I've made such an emphasis on self-discovering, self-healing. I've been way more selfish than I've ever been in my life. You need balance, but I needed that extra push to get close to myself again and treat myself with kindness. I'm so nice to everybody else, but when I'm alone I'm criticizing myself or being too hard on myself and not being kind, not showing myself grace. I finally realized, 'How you going to be cool to everybody but not cool to you?'”
Jessie Reyez embarks on Yessie Tour in support of the new album. The tour kicks off at The Oasis in Miami, Florida on October 13, 2022 and will conclude at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, England on January 31, 2023.
Learn more about tour dates, click here.
Jessie Reyez explained some tracks for the album.
“Life. Everything. Everything that's in there is what happened. I showed my friend just a day after. He was like, 'What the f*ck? What the f*ck?' The conversation that we had 24 f*cking hours ago is a song now? What the f*ck?" So it just hasn't changed, because it's just me talking about life.”
“During these last couple years I think the best thing I ever did for myself was realize I really just needed to be my own best friend. A lot of people are looking out for themselves and it's not the worst thing. You just have to ride for yourself but find balance. Balance between being selfish enough to be healthy and thennn healthy enough to help others. I'm not perfect or near it, so I suppose you could argue that all this self help minutia I've been into is bs and call me fraud. Or maybe not. Maybe healing's just not linear.
The day this song came to be, I remember walking into the telly filled to the brim with anger and self hate because I couldn't understand why I wasn't enough. I opened my Dropbox and dove into Timmy's beat folder searching for a home to lay my emotions to rest. A voice note later, Fraud was born.”
Photo by John Jay
- source : Apple Music