Beats of the Week: Jessie Reyez – Heartbroken Balladry from Toronto

January 29, 2017

 

With strong comparisons to artists like Amy Winehouse and Sia, and a sound as mature as the emotion that frames her lyrical talent, Toronto’s own Jessie Reyez is bringing back the brooding ballad, in a big bad way. Her debut EP is due soon, so clear out some space in your playlists for what is likely to become the year’s biggest surprise hit.

Her first track “Figures” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, lifting her out from a dim lounge backroom and into the spotlight. With endorsements from the taste makers at Pigeons and Planes, Noisey, and Jensen Karp of Get Up On This, Jessie Reyez is attracting the attention of all the right people.

Listen to her most recent single “Shutter Island” on the Straw Boss Playlist below and follow to stay up-to-date on what we’re listening to around the office.

 

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