Grammy-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez called into MTV’s “Fresh Out Live” today to talk virtually with host Kevan Kenney about her new debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us, which came out March 27th, what it’s been like to work with Eminem, and what it’s like to release a new album in such anxious and uncertain times.
Watch the interview now on MTV YouTube!
On how she is staying creative during self-isolation:
“Pick up a skill man! I’m learning how to play piano and I’m brushing up on my very beginner piano skills. I’m fighting to not get sucked into black holes on YouTube, as tempting as that is.”
On collaborating with Eminem on the new track “Coffin”:
“I know some people don’t know that we’ve worked together originally on his album (Kamikaze) already, and he’s dope, man! There’s only two times in my life — because I’ve been lucky enough to work with some legends — and there’s only two times I’ve been like *gasp*! And he was one of them. For the album, we’d be wanting to work together again, so it was an opportunity for me to actually send him the record and I sent him “Coffin,” and a few weeks later he sent back the vocals, and I was like no way!”
On how the coronavirus will affect her scheduled spring tour with Billie Eilish:
“It’s up in God’s hands and it’s up in the community’s hands, which is why it gets me so freaking aggravated when I see people still outside and still going to functions and still going to parties because that’s what’s going to delay us getting back to normal.”
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