Jessie Reyez has delivered her debut album, Before Love Came to Kill Us. She carries most of the album on her shoulders, with a feature from both Eminem and 6LACK.
The Canadian singer-songwriter got brutally honest with her fans, writing about the album’s themes – which feel very timely – and her hesitations on releasing the album given the state of the world, with COVID-19.
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Album tracklist.. So, I’m conflicted. The whole premise of building this album was to make something that made people think about their mortality. Now it seems like a theme song to what’s happening irl. I’ve reached out for advice; the general consensus is “drop it.” I put everything into this, I even pulled it down from the pre order (Ps You gotta pre order again. 💁🏽♀️) to make changes because I needed to make sure I was passionate and proud of it – not the label, not my managers- me. So I did. If we drop now and the world ends tomorrow, at least my art was authentic. March 27th. Link in bio
Before Love Came To Kill Us is Reyez’s highly-anticipated follow-up to her 2018 EP, Being Human In Public. According to U Discover Music, the EP won the Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year and earned the artist a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
The start of the album shows you that you’re in for an emotional roller coaster ride about the dark side of love.
She opens the album with the lines “I should have fucked your friends/Yeah, it would have been the best revenge for the fire that you started.”
You can stream the album below.