Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez

Born in Toronto, Jessie Reyez started singing at a young age. Inspired by her father’s talent for playing acoustic guitar, and singing Colombian boleros, Jessie was destined to be a creative her self. Creating came naturally to Jessie, as she began writing lyrics and adopting her father’s talents for the guitar.  Keeping the music as authentic and raw as possible has been the most important constant to her art from the day she first put pen to paper. Lyrics of insecurities, dark fantasies, and lost love alongside minimal production allow her music to live with no make up. It wasn’t long before the music industry became aware of Jessie’s incredible ability to craft songs. She’s had the opportunity to take part in multiple writing camps and has worked with A-list artist and producers like Skrillex, Murda Beatz, The Runners, Chance The Rapper, Diplo, and the legendary Babyface. Although a sought out writer, Jessie Reyez’s artistic career is her main priority. Her debut EP, Kiddo could be described as a sound-scape of her life, inspired by some of her most emotional experiences, both sad and angry as well as triumphant.

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Genre: R & B
Subgenre: Pop
From: Toronto, ON, CANADA