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Jessie Reyez Drops New Single ‘Ankles’

Over a woozy trap beat, Reyez twists and turns her voice, as she sings how her ex will never find a lover who even “measures up to my ankles”.

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Jessie Reyez Ankles
Photo: Photo by Philip Harris, courtesy of Island Records

The fast-rising Toronto songstress Jessie Reyez drops her latest single ‘Ankles’, off her highly anticipated debut album, Before Love Came To Kill Us, out 27 March via Fmly and Island Records.

Along with releasing the new track, she also shared an official lyric video for the single. Over a woozy trap beat, Reyez twists and turns her voice, as she sings how her ex will never find a lover who even “measures up to my ankles”.

Jessie Reyez - ANKLES (Lyric Video)

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With production by electronic duo Blvk Jvck and The Monarch production team, ‘Ankles’ delivers more bite than the previously shared ballad, ‘Love In The Dark’, which also appears on the new album.

Ahead of the Grammys, where Reyez was up for Best Urban Contemporary Album for her 2018 EP Being Human in Public, the singer revealed that ‘Ankles’ was the song she was most excited to release.

The Columbian-Canadian singer will also be hitting the road in support of her new album this spring, along with joining Billie Eilish on her Where Do We Go world tour? Her tour with Eilish begins next month, with the opening leg taking place across the US.

The Before Love Came To Kill Us Tour includes 25 dates across the country, including stops in New York, Miami, Atlanta, and two Canadian shows including Toronto and Vancouver.

Reyez also recently appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where she performed an emotional rendition ‘Far Away’, her migrant love song from the new album.

When host Trevor Noah asked Reyez why she had named her upcoming album Before Love Came to Kill Us, he got a real answer.

“Sad songs have a little love, and even love songs have a little bit of sadness because you know, love can’t last because nobody gets out of love alive,” she said.

Before Love Came To Kill Us is available for pre-order here.

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