After dropping her “Figures, A Reprise” collaboration with Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez returns with a new tune called “Body Count.” On the raw and honest track, the Canadian singer insists men and women should equally be able to embrace their sexuality.
“You don’t gotta tell me ’bout your body count / I don’t gotta know your ex’s name / ‘Cause if it just so happens that you turn around and ask me / I think you might feel some type of way,” she sings in the first verse.
Reyez explained the meaning behind of “Body Count” in a press release. “The luxury of not getting judged for ‘loving’ who you want to love should be given to everyone – including women,” she said. “I feel like so often we’re encouraged to keep our ‘body count’ low, where as men get high fives for a high number; which is cool, do you, but I think the double standard is wack and women should get high fives too lol. I’m not saying go f** the world – I’m saying f** the unfair judgment.”
Reyez will kick off her international festival run on May 5 at the Flyover Festival. She will hit other festivals including Bonnaroo Music Festival, Common Ground Festival and Lollapalooza. Reyez is will also join Halsey’s tour as a special guest on July 11.
Listen to “Body Count” by Jessie Reyez below.
JESSIE REYEZ W/ HALSEY LIVE DATES
July 11 — Providence, RI @ Bold Point Pavilion
July 12 — Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga PAC
July 14 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
July 15 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem
July 18 — Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
July 20 — Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amphitheatre
July 21 — Kansas City, AR @ Silverstein Eye Center Arena
July 25 — Portland, OR @ Edgefield Amphitheatre
July 27 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 28 — Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl
JESSIE REYEZ FESTIVAL DATES
May 5 — Bonner Springs, KS @ Flyover Festival
June 9 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 15 — Bergen, Norway @ BergenFest
June 16 — Reims, France @ Magnifique Society Festival
July 8 — Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Festival
July 14 — Ottawa, Ontario @ Ottawa Blues Fest
August 5 — Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 10-12 — San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival