Jessie Reyez announces ‘Yessie’, debuts ‘Mutual Friend’

R&B star announces sophomore album

Jessie Reyez announces her upcoming sophomore album, Yessie, coming soon via FMLY/Island Records. In anticipation of the album, her first in nearly two years, Reyez has released a new track, “Mutual Friend,” proving yet again she is an unstoppable force. Yessie picks up where her 2020 debut studio album Before Love Came To Kill Us left off – a highly anticipated release from a now unforgettable era. Her writing on the new album captures the human experience in a way that is at once unique and relatable.

Reyez took the Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage last night (Thurs, Aug 11th) with a show stopping performance of “Mutual Friend.” On the record, Reyez clears the air to an ex lover and releases any lingering emotion she carries while declaring her independence – shown as scenes of beautiful rage, dying flowers symbolic of the relationship, and fluid dancing in the music video directed by Peter Huang.

After releasing two critically acclaimed EPs, Reyez released Before Love Came To Kill Us in March of 2020. Against unenviable odds, the album charted Top 5 on Billboard’s R&B Album Chart, amassed over 1.2 billion global streams, and earned the title of Top Female Debut Album and Top R&B Album of 2020 – cementing Reyez as a worldwide phenomenon.

Earlier this summer, Reyez shared her first preview track “Fraud,” which is at 5.6 million streams to date. Earlier this week, the Canadian songstress extended her global publishing deal with BMG which includes Yessie.

Buddy Iahn
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