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Jessie Reyez Charts Her Rise From Bartender To Superstar

November 6, 2019


Hell no, it hasn’t been easy. I had to beg a lot of people to listen to my music. I had to play shows. I had to play to, like, 12 people. I had to play to an empty venue. Every time somebody told me I couldn’t sing, it made me think about how to get better. Auditioning for a girl-group when I was, like, sixteen… failing. My parents now freaking out when I told them I didn’t
want to go to college. The homies that I’d made music with in, like, closets and bedrooms when I was in the pits of depression, to people that resonated with my sadness. There’s so many pieces of the puzzle that have nothing to do with me. The reactions of other people is what’s helped me get here. Grateful. Grateful. Unworthy, because I know a lot of
other people chase this. Her music, it’s super raw. She can explain emotions you’ve felt before, but have never been able to put words into. The reason there’s so many
sad songs in my catalog and so many angry songs is partly because when I’m happy I like to be in that emotion, and I like, like, to stay there, and I’m OK… My songs are like me not being able to sit with those negative emotions, and having to get them out… Which is a joke, ’cause even after they’re out I’m still sitting in those feelings. But at least I’ve got something
to show for it. “Apple Juice” was me kind of being empathetic with somebody that didn’t know how to love me back. The title of the song came from the first time I ever performed it live and it was, like, the biggest crowd I’d ever done in my whole life. 30,000 people. And then I take a swig of whiskey and I make direct eye-contact with this little kid. All these thoughts went and I was like, “Man, this little ten year old’s
watching me do this.” I’m like thinking about my niece and stuff. I’m like, I don’t want them to think this is… Like, I need this because it helps my nerves, but you don’t need this. So I took a swig, made eye-contact and I was like… It’s my apple juice. You see what I’m saying? This is my apple juice. Wow! That looks so beautiful. It looks like heaven fell. Say “Ya!” Ya! If life is too short and you’re living for right now say “Yup”! Yup! Jessie… she just gets life, you
know what I mean? She kind of rocks like a rapper because she’s so animated, and she knows how to control a crowd. Jessie really, really wants to help people. She wants to have made a change, and left a good impression on the world. Is there anybody going through depression? When you’re stuck in that hole, bro, don’t get stuck there. Learn the lesson. You can do anything you want to in this world. This song is called “Figures”. Can we make it look like the stars fell? Who am I, do you know what I mean? For you guys to even be here and be recording my thoughts is just insane, so I’m grateful. Make it bigger than me. Help other people that have felt stuck. Try to make other people happy. I want to help.

19 Comments

  • Reply Linnie Jaynmes September 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Love her energy and honesty!

  • Reply SyKoolFy September 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    I didn't know her before the Eminem album. She is such an honest artist. What we need right now.

  • Reply Louie Bravo September 18, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Te-Amo , She is awesome!!!!

  • Reply Keegan Cervantes September 18, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Most artists are so fake these days, that's why Jessie stands out as so real and likeable. Even Eminem knows what she stands for and wants a piece of her vibe and energy to rub off on him.

  • Reply Jay Tree September 18, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    i randomly stumble upon ur muzik before this video..i think i met you in LA or San Diego…i have a Cat on my Shoulders
    anyway keep it up

  • Reply Meghan Kiernan September 19, 2018 at 12:23 am

    luv her

  • Reply Bro_lansky September 19, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Lilly Singh much

  • Reply Rudie Obias September 19, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Anything worthwhile isn't easy. If it were easy, it wouldn't be worthwhile.

  • Reply cmegn September 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    She has a beautiful soul to go with a beautiful person

  • Reply Gabriel Biddle September 20, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Blessed be: Jessie Namaste.

  • Reply XVI September 21, 2018 at 3:28 am

    She canโ€™t sing

  • Reply senpai September 23, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    mad respect for you Jessie

  • Reply M&M channel September 30, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    I want that hat.

  • Reply Andrew S October 12, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Toronto xx

  • Reply oceannesss October 26, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Her energy and honesty is infectious, she is beyond beautiful inside and out. ๐Ÿ’–

  • Reply Elvira Garcia December 14, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    I love your music โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜your a true inspiration to so many and a huge example of fighting for another day .For the first time I can say your like a รกngel for so many who need help to sing out their anger and pain . Never change my love โค๏ธI wish you the best in your career and that God guides you ,to keep achieving your dreams I wish you all the love you deserve ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

  • Reply Natasha Morton February 4, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    She is so great

  • Reply Shea Pila February 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Jessie your music is so real and raw… I love how you can describe the color of depression like no one else has yet, you have touched me in so many ways…thank you for touching on depression so much, I've been battling it for so long, feeling stuck… You make me want to start writing again, singing again, you have broken down some kind of wall I had up, with your music, and just who you stand for as a person. We need more Jessie Reyez's in the world… Well girl, keep on keepin on.
    Everything you stand for is worth standing for a lifetime. Thank you for standing for more than just yourself… Thank you for standing for me. Love you Jessie..
    Come to Hawaii and do a show sometime, we would welcome u with open arms filled with Aloha… God bless you and your family Jessie…

  • Reply Araceli LaReina March 23, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Jessie is so humble,kind, and has a beautiful soul she is so underrated man . โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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