Jessie Reyez was born and raised in Toronto, the daughter of Colombian immigrants, and has been around music her entire life. Her father plays guitar, and she felt a deep connection with reggae, which she was introduced to as a child. She refers to her own blend of genres as “Quentin Tarantino.” Her songs vary from dark hip hop/R&B arrangements to mellow electric guitar hooks, but what shines through is the rawness and purity of her voice and the brutal honesty in her lyrics.
As a live performer, she exudes an unmatched energy and honesty that is captivating. It's like she reaches the pit of her soul to belt out notes that will make you feel every emotion. She is on the forefront of this new wave of women in R&B who carry as much bravado as your favorite rapper, while still managing to sing past her most vulnerable moments.