Jessie Reyez has skyrocketed into stardom over the past year and further proof was confirmed last night as she took home Canada’s most prestigious award in music – a Juno– for 2018 Breakthrough Arist. Reyez enlisted fellow Torontonian Daniel Caesar for a stunning new version of her breakout single, “Figures”. Watch Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar perform “Figures, A Reprise”HERE. The song was officially released at midnight and is available for stream and purchase via digital retailers worldwide now.
Critically acclaimed R&B and soul artist Caesar’s honeyed vocals along with additional production make this a truly special reimagining of the pared-back acoustic track, which first catapulted Reyez into the spotlight, garnering over 20M views on YouTube and over 70M streams of the song worldwide.
Last summer Reyez was selected by superstar producer Calvin Harris for his track “Hard to Love” on his recent album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. The video, shot in Paris and viewable HERE, is now up to 27.7M views. Of Colombian heritage, she also appeared on the new album from a personal hero, Latin American superstar Romeo Santos. In October Jessie was picked as a global VEVO LIFT artist, with a host of video content dropping around this including a short documentary titled “Becoming”, which explores her Colombian and Canadian roots – view HERE.
Expect more music from this fierce new talent very soon!