Jessie Reyez has been making waves for a minute now. She brings a unique brand of individuality to her music - it's unsurprising that she's been able to capture the minds and ears of audiences around the world.
Reyez has been heralded as a hard worker and has been open about her struggles. Reyez told Uproxx, “Ten years ago, I used to be a background dancer for music videos and rappers and sh*t...Every time somebody told me I couldn’t sing it made me think about how to get better.” On "Dear Yessie," she addresses her ascent and speaks to her character in an assertive manner. Reyez is essentially reminding doubters to recognize the hustle. Her voice straddles the line between soulful and baleful and flows over the evolving instrumental.
This is the realest I've ever been, realest I've ever been
See all my demons and strip all my skeletons
I might just kill you if you touch a relative
Usually nice, but I'm just hella sensitive
See all the vipes and I swerve all the venomous
Sell out my show so the stakes, they ain't relevant
Don't fuck with negative, they try to fuck me
But two of 'em celibate