Jessie Reyez Shares New Single ‘Body Count’

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.

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

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

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Bryson Tiller and Tory Lanez Share New Song ‘Keep in Touch’

Tory Lanez and Bryson Tiller “Keep in Touch” with their distant lovers on their new collaboration. Tiller kicks off the retrospective track with a sweet ode to an old honey.

“You always got me on standby, when you know I need love,” Tiller coos. “I’m missing when we was us, Miss when I wasn’t famous / That’s when we could be us.”

Lanez picks up the phone and expresses his feelings to his old flame, singing, “I’m in first class, thinking about how you would get me right /Damn near made me miss the flight.”

“Keep in Touch” is set to appear on Lanez’ upcoming album, Love Me Now? The new project follows Memories Don’t Lie, which was released in March.

“I honestly can say that I’m more excited about this project than any of my previous ones,” commented Lanez on Love Me Now? “I feel like I’ve over-analyzed how musical and lyrical and balanced my albums had to be, therefore making the process take longer. This time around I’m just in a great space creatively and I don’t care about the opinions of anybody but my fans and real supporters.”

Tiller is working on Serenity, his follow-up to 2017’s True to Self. He is featured on H.E.R.’s new project, I Used to Know Her.

Check out Bryson and Lanez’ collabo below.

Snoh Aalegra and Luke James Drop ‘Out Of Your Way (Remix)’

Snoh Aalegra links with Luke James for the remix to her smooth track “Out Of Your Way.” The original version appears on the Swedish singer’s 2017 project, Feels.

On September 15, Aaelgra will kick off her Feels Tour at the Best Life Festival in Miami. From there, Aalegra will travel across North America for a month, making stops in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Listen to “Out Of Your Way” below.

Tickets are on sale on Aalegra’s official website.

Leon Thomas Shares New Song ‘PLW’

Leon Thomas celebrates the power of women on his new single “PLW.” Short for “pretty little weapon,” the sharp guitar solo hears Thomas praising the sophisticated swag of his special lady.

“She’s a high heels killer, with the moves like Thriller / Only five-star dinner, she’s a sometimes sinner,” he sings in his amazing falsetto.

“PLW” is the third offering from Thomas’ forthcoming EP, Genesis, due this Friday (Aug. 24) on Priority Records. The 7-track project will include his Buddy-assisted single “Favorite” and “Sunken Place.” Elle Varner has lent her jazz cadence to a track titled “Beg.”

Mentored by music legend Babyface, Thomas is also one-half of the production/songwriting duo, The Rascals. They have worked with a variety of stars including Toni Braxton, Ariana Grande and Ty Dolla $ign, among others.

Listen to “PLW” below.

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