Two years after releasing Before Love Came To Kill Us, Jessie Reyez has returned with her sophomore album, Yessie. The 11-track project from the Canadian artist includes production from Calvin Harris, Tim Suby, Rykeyz, Pop Wanself and several others. As far as vocals are concerned, Jessie Reyez will primarily carry the load with a little bit of help from 6LACK. The two previously worked on the hit single, “Imported.” Now, they’ll try to rekindle that magic on Yessie.
“I’ve made more of a conscious effort to be better to myself, be healthier and be kinder, extend myself the grace that I extend to other people. And I think it’s shown up in my music, too. It’s just more healing. The toxic is still there a little, because I’m not perfect and I’m still working on things. But there’s an arc. I was gonna call it ‘Self’ originally, but then the more I thought about it, the more I was like, I’m gonna make it general. I’ve never made music for other people,” she said about Yessie during a recent interview with The Forty-Five.
“I’ve always made it for me. So how can I make it more intimate? And then I thought of what my loved ones call me, my family calls me, what my ex used to call me: Yessie. It’s sweet. It’s closer to me. It’s more intimate. That’s how Yessie came to be.”
The time has come. Check out Jessie Reyez’s sophomore album, Yessie, before she hits the road this fall.