Unafraid to speak the truth, Reyez is fighting her way to the top (and winning).
With global successes like Drake and The Weeknd, and newer favourites like Jazz Cartier and Daniel Caesar on a white-hot trajectory, it’s true that our feet are planted more firmly in the international urban music landscape than ever before. Still, we can never have too many hometown heroes. And Jessie Reyez surely is one — but that’s not why we need her. Reyez is necessary because her honesty is a respite in a musical climate that thrives on insincerity.