I just came across a local talent, Jessie Reyez. When I first heard Figures, it gave me literal goosebumps all over. This song has been on repeat for days straight, and every time I hear the power in her voice my heart warms up. Her voice immediately grasps my undivided attention. I blast this song so loud to catch every beat rushing through my body. It's an indescribable feeling. I am amazed with how much young, unsigned talent is thriving through our community. There is no structure based around her, yet she has this confidence to trust her instincts and create what sounds right to her. It is overall a beautiful composition with the guitar, the organ and most of all, the power in her voice. The way she puts her voice on display, trying different vocal ranges and flows is astonishing. We need more and more and more of this kind of confidence.
Check out Figures, with over a million views on Youtube. Fucking incredible.
FADER published an article about her music video release and discussed it being premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio. Click here for the article! Congrats Jessie, we can't wait to see what follows!