The deluxe edition of Jessie Reyez’ debut album, Before Love Came To Kill Us, is out now on Island Records. The surprise release features 3 new tracks including ‘Far Away II’ featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Jid, ‘Ankles’ feat. Rico Nasty & Melii, and ‘Worth Saving’. You can check ‘Worth Saving’ out below.
The Canadian singer-songwriter shared the tracklist for the original album on Instagram on 17 March. At the same time, the singer shared a message with her fans, writing about the album’s themes – which feel very timely – and her hesitations on releasing the LP, given the state of the world. Ultimately, it was decided that Before Love Came To Kill Us would still be released on 27 March, much to the relief of Reyez’ fans.
Reyez issued a statement to her followers, sharing, “So, I’m conflicted. The whole premise of building this album was to make something that made people think about their mortality. Now it seems like a theme song to what’s happening. I’ve reached out for advice; the general consensus is ‘drop it’. I put everything into this, I even pulled it down from the pre-order (PS you gotta pre-order it again.) to make changes because I was passionate and proud of it – not the label, not my managers – me. So I did. If we drop now and the world ends tomorrow, at least my art was authentic.”
Before Love Came To Kill Us is Reyez’ highly-anticipated follow-up to her 2018 EP, ‘Being Human In Public’, which won the Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year and earned the artist a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Reyez, who scored her first hit in Canada with the 2016 single ‘Figures’, also co-wrote the No.1 song ‘One Kiss’ from Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa. Her unique vocals have also made her a sought-after collaborator in the recording studio, where she has teamed up with such artists as Lewis Capaldi, Kehlani, Daniel Caesar and Eminem.
Before Love Came To Kill Us (Deluxe Edition) features the following tracks:
‘Do You Love Her’
‘Deaf (Who Are You)’
‘Coffin’ (Feat. Eminem)
‘Imported’ (with 6LACK)
‘Love In The Dark’
‘Far Away II’ (A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Jid)
‘Ankles’ (with Rico Nasty & Melii)