By Jack Barnes
Jessie Reyez started off 2018 by adding one of the highest accolades to her resume, winning Breakthrough Artist at the Junos and performing “Figures, A Reprise” with fellow Toronto artist Daniel Caesar. For the first time since then, after feature collaborations, new tracks, writing “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris for Dua Lipa and her impressive debut EP Kiddo, Reyez shares today the brand new song “Body Count”. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Meant as an anthem to empower, “Body Count” asserts that women (and men) are equally allowed to embrace their sexuality rather than be modest. It’s a return to form for Reyez, of sorts, with simply her lush voice over acoustic guitar, looking back at the heartbreak anthem “Figures” that put her on the map and has globally streamed over 78M times.
On the track and upcoming video, Reyez says, “The luxury of not getting judged for “loving” who you want to love should be given to everyone – including women. I feel like so often we’re encouraged to keep our “body count” low, where as men get high fives for a high number; which is cool, do you, but I think the double standard is wack and women should get high fives too lol. I’m not saying go f** the world – I’m saying f** the unfair judgement.
See Jessie Reyez live, opening for Halsey on US tour dates and international festival dates listed below and stay tuned for more new music from Jessie Reyez soon !
JESSIE REYEZ W/ HALSEY LIVE DATES
7/11 Providence, RI Bold Point Pavilion
7/12 Saratoga, NY Saratoga PAC
7/14 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
7/15 Washington, DC The Anthem
7/18 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheatre
7/20 Rogers, AR Walmart Amphitheatre
7/21 Kansas City, AR Silverstein Eye Center Arena
7/25 Portland, OR Edgefield Amphitheatre
7/27 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/28 Las Vegas, NV Pearl
JESSIE REYEZ FESTIVAL DATES
5/05/18 – Bonner Springs, KS – Flyover Festival
6/09/18 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/15/18 – Bergen, Norway – BergenFest
6/16/18 – Reims, France – Magnifique Society Festival
7/06/18 – Lansing, MI – Common Ground Festival
7/14/18 – Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Fest
8/05/18 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/10-12/18 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music Festival
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