Canadian singer Jessie Reyez hasn’t stopped making magic since her debut in 2016. From earning Platinum and Gold certifications and winning Breakthrough Artist to earning Grammy nominations and being named as the latest addition to Apple’s Up Next list, the star is becoming an unstoppable force in the music scene.
To get to know the 28-year-old a little bit better, we take a deep dive through her Instagram and pull out some of our favourite tidbits about the star.
She’s BFFs with Billie Eilish
In a friendship that we could not be more jealous of, Billie Eilish and Jessie Reyez have shared adoring solidarity for a few years now. The two can never run out of praise for one another and they’ve even written a few songs together. We can only dream what a collab between the two would sound like.
She’s recently dropped the gut-wrenching ‘Crazy’ video
The 1961 song originally recorded by Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline has been covered by many throughout the years, but Reyez’ take on the tune hits a little different. Taking inspiration from directors like Quentin Tarantino and Stanley Kubrick, the video brings out a visual element in the song that’s pretty gruesome and raw. “The lyrics spoke to me in a way where you get stuck loving someone who just is not good for you,” Reyez states in an interview about the song. She definitely nailed that interpretation right on the head.
We kind of wish we could be part of her family too
In what just might be the cutest video to ever grace the Internet, Reyez is surprised by her family arriving at her door to celebrate the star earning her first-ever Grammy nomination. You can practically feel the love and support oozing out of the screen and Reyez looks so genuinely shocked that we can’t help but love her more. As if it were possible!
She’s joined the line-up of Apple’s Up Next stars
The Apple Up Next program aims to showcase up and coming stars and help them rise to the top. It’s featured the likes of Billie Eilish, 6lack, Juice WRLD, Dean Lewis, Greta Van Fleet and just recently, our very own Jessie Reyez. To end up on the list is an incredible step to elevate your musical career and we couldn’t be happier to see Reyez featured. (And neither can she, we think).
When she’s not making music, she’s making Tik Toks
That’s right, Jessie Reyez is also a Tik Tok star. Making content for the masses in any which way is her game, and we’re all for it. The star promoted her new calling to Instagram with a funny video and her Tik Tok account name. Make sure you follow to stay updated with her comedic debuts.
She was starstruck by Nas
In an adorable set of photos, Reyez is seen meeting one of her idol’s Nas and kind of freaking out by it. Imagine how awesome a collab between the two would be?!
Okay, she’s just kind of really awesome
To summarise in a clear and brief way, Jessie Reyez is just pretty damn cool. The star is marching to her own drum and simultaneously paving the way for others to bask in their own authenticity. Whether it’s her fashion, her gorgeous hair or her comedic videos, there are so many reasons why you should be a fan. So, if you’re currently not following her on Instagram, we suggest you run along and do that right now. We promise you won’t regret it!