Watch List: Jessie Reyez Breathes Life Into R&B
For Toronto’s Jessie, encouraging experiences and undeniable attention are quickly accumulating as anticipation for her upcoming album, The Archives, builds. Born Jessica Reyez, the Colombian singer-songwriter grew up around different regions of Toronto, moving around North York and Miami before finally settling in Ontario, Canada finally branding her stage name as Jessie, pronounced “Yessie.”
After sharing her debut and first self-edited music video with friends on Facebook - Jessie became a member to Toronto’s Remix Project, an arts academy that helps youth study the many elements of craft to music. Developing a strong voice and soulful sound, with the special mix of Jessie’s Columbian influence, makes for highly refreshing and unique melodies in the making set forth by the upcoming artist. With a seemingly effortless natural guitar paired with her creative, clever and spicy lyrics, there is no doubt Jessie will be one of the more popular upcoming songwriters upon her album release - her talent is undeniable.
The opportunity with Toronto’s Remix Project led to Jessie’s first collaboration with Chicago artist, King Louie, as an impromptu “jam session” was recored and is now better known as Louie’s Living in the Sky ft. Jessie.