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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Macy Gray Announces Tenth Album ‘Ruby’ and Shares New Song ‘Sugar Daddy’

Macy Gray satisfies her sweet tooth on her new single “Sugar Daddy.”

On the sassy trap record, co-written by Meghan Trainor, the raspy vocalist tells her sugar plug to supply her needs in candy; not dollars. “And I know I got it bad, I got a problem,” Gray sings, “But I’ll take them cavities long as I get them from you.”

Along with releasing “Sugar Daddy,” Gray shares its accompanying visual. The Christian Lamb–directed video, which stars Kevin Ross, is an ode the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, which starred music icon Diana Ross as the lady of the hour.

“Sugar Daddy” is the lead single off Gray’s new album, Ruby, which is set to arrive on September 7. The album will mark her first release since 2016’s Stripped jazz covers album. In addition to Trainor, the Tommy Park Lumpkins co-produced record will feature Gary Clark Jr., Johan Carlsson and Tommy Brown.

Call on your “Sugar Daddy” below.

Tiffany Evans Reminds Us ‘Money Ain’t Everything’ on New Song

Tiffany Evans is using her beautiful voice to spread a positive message. The singer/actress has released a new track on her Soundcloud called “Money Ain’t Everything.”

Evans revealed she wrote and recorded the song four years ago. “I was in a really vulnerable space in my life,” she said in a statement. “I remember being fed up with the world being so materialistic to the point where we hurt others just to get what we want. I just wanted to spread a message that Money Ain’t Everything. It doesn’t guarantee life or happiness or true love. Inner peace, compassion for others and your purpose is really all that matters in the end. With the way everything is happening in the world right now, I hope this song speaks to every soul out there that is seeking Peace.”

“Money Ain’t Everything” is the first song Evans has released this year. Although the track isn’t an official single it will definitely hold over fans until she drops her new project later this year.

Listen to “Money Ain’t Everything” below.

Jake&Papa Share New Song ‘Back To The Future’ Featuring Quincey White

Jake&Papa aren’t looking to go “Back to the Future” on their new track featuring rapper Quincey White.

On the melodramatic track, produced by Isaac Hayes, the duo put their best foot forward as they look to move on from a dissolved relationship. Quincey White adds a blazing verse, citing “once I love, I love hard.”

Jake&Papa explained the inspiration behind their new track. “‘Back to the Future’ is an ode to a classic movie and a figurative high-step over the classic I-want-that-old-thing-back maneuver,” the said in a statement. “The future that we once built is now the past, but we can’t go back there.”

“Back to the Future” is the first recording we’ve heard from Jake&Papa since their 2017 EP Tattoos&Blues, which included their lead single “Phones.”

Take a listen to “Back to the Future” below.